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OSI Model and Network Protocols

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What are the advantages of standardized networking protocols?

Why is TCP/IP such a complex protocol?

What advantages accrue to TCP/IP's complexity?

Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of two protocols that perform similar functions at any layer of the OSI model.

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A network protocol is a convention or standard that controls or enables the connection, communication, and data transfer between two computing endpoints (nodes) in a network.

The widespread use and expansion of communications protocols is both a prerequisite to the Internet, and a major contributor to its power and success. The pair of Internet Protocol (or IP) and Transmission Control Protocol (or TCP) are the most important of these, and the term TCP/IP refers to a collection (or protocol suite) of its most used protocols.

Common Network Protocols are:
IP (Internet Protocol)
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Telnet (Telnet Remote Protocol)
SSH (SSH Remote ...

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This solution discusses common network protocols in 458 words.