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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Packet Transport

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.

Definition

Network connection is just a fancy term for the mode of transportation for network packets.

Note

IPX/SPX stands for Internet Packet eXchange/Sequenced Packet eXchange.

TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.

The TCP/IP Protocol

TCP/IP can be considered the taxicab of the Internet. Every ...

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