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interface message processor (IMP)

Interface MessageProcessor (IMP) is a switching node. The term Interface Message Processor was formerly used for the nodes in the data packet switching in ARPANET. Later, the IMPs were then called data packet switching nodes, Packet Switching N

ode(PSN).

The term Interface Message Processor is hardly used today. The generally valid, network-independent designation for such a switching component is node.

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Englisch: interface message processor - IMP
Updated at: 27.09.2011
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