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Networks and Protocols

  • Keir Davis
  • John W. Turner
  • Nathan Yocom

Abstract

Networks came into existence as soon as there was two of something: two cells, two animals and, obviously, two computers. While the overwhelming popularity of the Internet leads people to think of networks only in a computer context, a network exists anytime there is communication between two or more parties. The differences between various networks are matters of implementation, as the intent is the same: communication. Whether it is two people talking or two computers sharing information, a network exists. The implementations are defined by such aspects as medium and protocol. The network medium is the substance used to transmit the information; the protocol is the common system that defines how the information is transmitted.

Keywords

Transmission Control Protocol Network Node Internet Protocol User Datagram Protocol Domain Name System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Keir Davis, John W. Turner, Nathan Yocom 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keir Davis
  • John W. Turner
  • Nathan Yocom

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