Network Protocols

Comprehensive survey of network security and network management covers the requirements and design issues involved in managing and safe guarding distributed systems. Reporting on next-generation Internet protocols explains RSVP, MPLS, SIP and RTP and how they fit together. Password protected instructor resources can be accessed here by clicking on the Resources Tab to view downloadable files. Protocols establish how two computers send and receive a message. Once the handshaking process is complete, the data transfer can begin.

  • ICMP is similar to UDP, in that it handles messages that fit in one datagram.
  • UDP is used by the protocols that handle name lookups , and a number of similar protocols.
  • Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied.
  • 5 is a permanent error, such as a non-existent recipient.

These documents are being revised all the time, so the RFC number keeps changing. You will have to look in rfc-index.txt to find the number of the latest edition. Stallings received his doctorate in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lecture Notes

(SMTP is “simple mail transfer protocol.) We assume that a computer called TOPAZ.RUTGERS.EDU wants to send the following message. Note by the way that the terms “datagram” and “packet” often seem to be nearly interchangeable. Technically, datagram is the right word to use when describing TCP/IP. A datagram is a unit of data, which is what the protocols deal with. A packet is a physical thing, appearing on an Ethernet or some wire. In most cases a packet simply contains a datagram, so there is very little difference.

Daemons are special system applications which typically execute continuously in the background and await requests for the functions they provide from other applications. Many daemons are network-centric; that is, a large number of daemons executing in the background on an Ubuntu system may provide network-related functionality. The two protocol components of TCP/IP deal with different aspects of computer networking.

However with most media, there are efficiency advantages to sending one datagram per packet, and so the distinction tends to vanish. Note that some of the protocols described above were designed by Berkeley, Sun, or other organizations. Thus they are not officially part of the Internet protocol suite. However they are implemented using TCP/IP, just as normal TCP/IP application protocols are. Since the protocol definitions are not considered proprietary, and since commercially-support implementations are widely available, it is reasonable to think of these protocols as being effectively part of the Internet suite.

GCSE Computer Science AQA

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period. The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline. The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.


When a user clicks on a link for a page, the computer starts to process opening the page for the user. The user is the client, while the computer is the server. Due to the request of the client for a webpage, the server sends the page back over the internet, fulfilling the request. This completes the operation started with the user’s click on the link and ends the client/Server interaction. The server can handle many clients at the same time, even up to thousands.

Note that the list above is simply a sample of the sort of services available through TCP/IP. However it does contain the majority of the “major” applications. The other commonly-used protocols tend to be specialized facilities for getting information of various kinds, such as who is logged in, the time of day, etc. The Internet’s success in the 21st century has encouraged analysts to investigate the origin of this network. Much of this literature adopts a teleological approach.