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Cisco Networking Simplified by Jim Doherty, Paul Della Maggiora

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Chapter . TCP/IP and IP Addressing

Computers Speaking the Same Language

The Internet protocols compose the most popular, nonproprietary data-networking protocol suite in the world. The Internet protocols are communication protocols used by electronic devices to talk to each other. Initially, computers were the primary consumers of IP protocols, but other types of electronic devices can connect to IP networks, including printers, cellular phones, and MP3 players. In less prolific implementations, people hook devices such as candy vending machines, dishwashers, and cars to IP networks.

The two best-known Internet protocols are the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet protocol suite also comprises application-based ...

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