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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Chapter 7. OSI Transport Layer

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the major differences between User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

  • Describe the packet formats used by UDP and TCP

  • Characterize each of the TCP options

  • Recount the end-to-end delivery mechanisms provided by UDP and TCP

  • Chronicle the steps of TCP connection initialization

  • Compare and contrast Fibre Channel (FC) functionality to UDP and TCP functionality

  • Discuss the frame format used by FC for connection establishment

  • Annotate the end-to-end delivery mechanisms provided by FC

  • Chronicle the FC connection initialization procedure

This chapter provides an in-depth review of the operational details of UDP, TCP, and the FC N_Port Login (PLOGI) ...

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