Once you are familiar with the network layout, the next thing you need to understand is how the packets are transported around the network. There are many different types of transportation for packets. DB supports four different types of network connections: serial (NULL Modem), modem, IPX/SPX, and TCP/IP. In this book I will only cover one—TCP/IP. TCP/IP is the most widely used protocol on networks today.
Network connection is just a fancy term for the mode of transportation for network packets.
IPX/SPX stands for Internet Packet eXchange/Sequenced Packet eXchange.
TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
TCP/IP can be considered the taxicab of the Internet. Every ...