Chapter 6. TCP/IP

Chapter Outline

6-1 Introduction

6-2 The TCP/IP Layers

6-3 Number Conversion

6-4 IPv4 Addressing

6-5 Subnet Masks

6-6 CIDR Blocks

6-7 IPv6 Addressing


Questions and Problems


  • Develop an understanding of the four layers of the TCP/IP model

  • Define how a TCP connection is established, maintained, and terminated

  • Investigate the properties of the UDP connectionless protocol

  • Define the five classes of IPv4 addresses

  • Investigate the properties of basic number conversion

  • Define the purpose of subnet masking

  • Investigate the implementation of CIDR blocks and supernetting

  • Apply subnet masking concepts to allocate space for hosts in a subnet

  • Define the structure of IPv6

Key Terms



well-known ports


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