Network protocols and standards

All network communications are governed by network protocols, the formal standards and policies that govern secure end-to-end data communications and network management. Keep up with existing and developing network standards and practices, and the organizations that create them.

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  • chatty protocol

    A chatty protocol is an application or routing protocol requiring a client or server to wait for an acknowledgment before transmitting data again. Continue Reading

  • downloading

    Downloading is the transmission of a file or data from one computer to another over a network, usually from a larger server to a user device. Continue Reading

  • HELLO packet

    A HELLO packet is a special data packet (message) that is sent out periodically from a router to establish and confirm network adjacency relationships to other routers in the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) communications protocol. Continue Reading

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