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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 24. Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

TCP/IP and the OSI Reference Model 360

The Internet Protocol (IP) 364

The Address Resolution Protocol—Resolving IP Addresses to Hardware Addresses 380

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) 386

The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) 395

Ports, Services, and Applications 397

The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) 398

TCP/IP is the primary network protocol used on the Internet. Unlike many earlier network protocols—such as ARCnet and DECnet—TCP/IP was not developed by a single vendor as a proprietary solution. TCP/IP was created to provide a network link between computer hardware and software platforms from various vendors (such as IBM and Digital Equipment ...

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