Chapter 2

TCP/IP Protocols and Devices

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn more about the TCP/IP protocol stack and the tools used in this book to investigate the Illustrated Network. We’ll look at more details of TCP/IP and explore how TCP/IP devices provide internetworking from LAN to LAN.

You will learn about the types of devices used to connect LANs (such as bridges and routers) and conclude with the concept of VLANs and Metro Ethernet services.

Keywords

TCP/IP protocols; LANs; client–server model; bridges; routers; switches; Illustrated Network; VLANs

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn more about the TCP/IP protocol stack and the tools used in this book to investigate the Illustrated Network. We’ll look at more details ...

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