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- A unit of data sent across a network which may contain identify and routing information. When a large block of data is to be sent over a network, it is broken up into several packets, sent, and then reassembled at the other end. The exact layout of an individual packet is determined by the protocol being used.
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- Address, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Internet, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, IPX/SPX, Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP), SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), Spoofing, TCP/IP, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)