I have an odd question. We often hear in Network+ or Cisco that routers drop packets (for a number of reasons). My question is about the technology there. Does this mean it flushes the packet from memory?
I think that about relays the idea. When packets are set they can't be processed and may get held in a buffer (Memory) and get queued up (Memory). If they get dropped it's because they're not in the buffer to be queued for delivery.
Some of our fellow ITProTV members may have a better technical explanation but what you said seem to make sense.