2.4. Differentiating Between Network Protocols

Protocols are rules of expected behavior in a given circumstance. Many types of network protocols have been established over time for devices that communicate on a network. It is these rules of expected behavior that allow communication to take place on the network. In order for two devices to communicate effectively, they both must be using the same protocol. In this section, we will examine the most common network protocols.


For more information on protocols, see Chapter 3 of the Network+ Study Guide, Fourth Edition.

2.4.1. Critical Information

You should be able to differentiate between the following network protocols in terms of routing, addressing schemes, interoperability, and naming ...

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