Chapter 1. IP Concepts

IP Concepts

As you read this chapter, it will become apparent that you belong in one of two categories: the beginner category or that of the seasoned veteran. The Internet Protocol (IP) is a large and potentially intimidating topic that requires a gentle introduction for uninitiated beginners so as not to overwhelm them with foreign acronyms, details, and concepts. Therefore, the purpose of this first chapter is to expose newcomers to terms, concepts, and the ever-present acronyms of IP. The suite of protocols covered here is more commonly known as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). These protocols are required ...

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