Appendix A. Chapter Review Answers
1. What is TCP/IP?
Answer: TCP/IP is a complex set of mechanisms designed to enable communications between any two or more machines connected to a network regardless of what types of devices they might be, who made them, or their physical proximity to each other.
2. How are TCP/IP and the Internet related?
Answer: TCP/IP and the Internet share a common heritage—a heritage that today is reflected in TCP/IP’s status as the Internet’s official communications protocol. The Internet is a physical network and TCP/IP is the logical suite of tools that lets you actually connect to and use the Internet. TCP/IP has gone on to become even bigger than the Internet—if you can imagine such a thing! Whereas the ...