2.10. Using Protocols in the TCP/IP Suite

As we mentioned before, the TCP/IP protocol suite contains many protocols. These protocols work together to provide communication, management, diagnostics, and troubleshooting for a network that uses the TCP/IP protocol. In order to understand TCP/IP, it is essential that you understand all of the protocols in the suite. In this section, we examine each of these protocols in detail.


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

2.10.1. Critical Information

We will define the purpose, function, and use of each of the protocols in the TCP/IP protocol suite. In addition, we will discuss the TCP/IP protocol layers and define the layer at which ...

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