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Measuring one way network latency

This is a puzzle about measuring network latency that I created. I believe the solution is that it's impossible, but friends disagree. I'm looking for convincing explanations either way. (Though it is ...
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Break an authentication protocol based on a pre-shared symmetric key

Consider the following protocol, meant to authenticate $A$ (Alice) to $B$ (Bob) and vice versa. $$ \begin{align*} A \to B: &\quad \text{“I'm Alice”}, R_A \\ B \to A: &\quad E(R_A, K) \...
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The throughput of the ALOHA protocol if the Binomial distribution was used

In all the examples of ALOHA I've seen, the Poisson distribution is used. Theoretically, how could the throughput be calculated if a Binomial distribution was used instead? For example, in the case ...
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Till which layer does the loopback packet goes?

I want to know exactly till which layer in the OSI model the 127.0.0.1 (loopback) packet goes till it is returned to the upper layer. I read some where it goes till data link layer. but as i was told ...