NETWORK PROTOCOL

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NETWORK PROTOCOL

  1. 1. CHAPTER 3: COMPUTERNETWORKS ANDCOMMUNICATIONS
  2. 2. Protocol A protocol is a set of rules for the exchange of data between a terminal and computer or between two computers. Think of protocol as a sort of precommunication agreement about the form in which a message or data is to be sent and receipt is to be acknowledge.
  3. 3. Types of Protocols Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) – This protocol is used to access, send and receive Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files on the Internet.
  4. 4.  Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) – This protocol is used for transferring email between computers
  5. 5.  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) – FTP is responsible for allowing file to be copied between devices.
  6. 6.  Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) – This protocol ensures the delivery of information packets across network.
  7. 7.  Internet Protocol (IP) – This important protocol is responsible for providing logical addressing called IP address to route information between networks.

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