O'Reilly logo

Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition by Paul Della Maggiora, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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

Chapter . TCP/IP and IP Addressing

Computers Speaking the Same Language

The Internet protocols comprise 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 clients of IP protocols, but other types of electronic devices can connect to IP networks, including printers, cellular phones, and MP3 players. Today, even common devices such as vending machines, dishwashers, and cars are being connected to IP networks.

The two best-known Internet protocols are Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP). The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) developed the Internet ...

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