2.5. Networking Protocols

Now that you have a basic understanding of the OSI model and its related concepts, you can use these concepts to understand how the major protocols work and how each of the protocols within each protocol stack maps to the OSI model, thus describing its function.

In the following sections, you will learn about four major protocol stacks and how each one handles the concepts of addressing, routing, interoperability, and naming:

  • TCP/IP

  • IPX/SPX

  • NetBEUI

  • AppleTalk/AppleTalk over IP

2.5.1. TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the protocol suite of choice today. It, like other protocols suites, is used to allow local network devices to communicate over a network. However, TCP/IP is used not only ...

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