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Application-Level Protocols

  • Jan Newmarch
Chapter

Abstract

A client and server need to exchange information via messages. TCP and UDP provide the transport mechanisms to do this. The two processes also need to have a protocol in place so that message exchange can take place meaningfully. A protocol defines what type of conversation can take place between two components of a distributed application, by specifying messages, data types, encoding formats, and so on. This chapter looks at some of the issues involved in this process and gives a complete example of a simple client-server application.

Keywords

Protocol Design Service Interface Message Type State Transition Diagram Message Format 
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© Jan Newmarch 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Newmarch
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  1. 1.OakleighAustralia

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