TCP/IP Protocol Suite

A protocol is a set of rules and conventions that govern how devices on a network exchange information. This section discusses one of the more commonly used protocol suites: TCP/IP. This discussion does not provide sufficient information for an in-depth study of TCP/IP. Nevertheless, TCP/IP needs to be covered to some degree so that you can better understand the overall operation of network protocols; these discussions are expanded in later chapters concerning OSPF.

The TCP/IP protocol suite is also referred to as the TCP/IP stack, and it is one of the most widely implemented internetworking standards in use today. The term TCP/IP literally means Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. TCP and IP are the two core ...

Get OSPF Network Design Solutions, Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.