O'Reilly logo

Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Remedial TCP/IP

Now that you know how all this is supposed to work, let's look at a real network protocol in depth. The dominant Internet protocol is TCP/IP, or Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol. TCP is a transport protocol, while IP is a network protocol, but they're so tightly intertwined that they're generally referred to as a single entity. We'll start with IP and proceed to TCP and UDP.

IP Addresses and Netmasks

An IP address is a unique 32-bit number assigned to a particular node on a network. Some IP addresses are more or less permanent, such as those assigned to vital servers. Others change as required by the network, such as those used by dial-up clients. Individual machines on a shared network get adjoining IP addresses. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required