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A periodic network is a queuing network whose steady-state behavior is not constant in time, but repeats itself in a cycle. This behavior may be caused by the introduction of periodic servers, e.g., paging drums. The model presented is a generalization of some other models of queuing networks, and provides a more general definition of steady-state behavior. A theoretical solution is presented. Examples of theoretical and approximate solutions are presented for a well-known queuing network model of a computer system.