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Old 03-07-2001
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In plain english what exactly is IP Networking?
Can someone take the time to explain? please!
kikkin
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Old 03-08-2001
IP is probably the world's single most popular network protocol. Data travels over an IP-based network in the form of packets; each IP packet includes both a header (that specifies source, destination, and other information about the data) and the message data itself. IP supports the notion of unique addressing for computers on a network. Current IP (IPv4) addresses contain four bytes (32 bits) that is sufficient to address most computers on the Net.

IP supports protocol layering as defined in the OSI reference model. Popular higher-level protocols like HTTP, TCP, and UDP are built directly on top of IP. Likewise, IP can travel over several different lower-level data link interfaces like Ethernet and ATM. IP originated with UNIX networking in the 1970s.






[Edited by Neo on 03-08-2001 at 08:20 AM]
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Old 03-08-2001
MySQL

Thank u MIB for taking your time. I find this very fasinating, but I get lost with the terminology.
Where do u recomend I start learning this stuff?
kikkin
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Old 03-10-2001

To start learning this like stuff, is there a better way than buying a good book?

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Tcp/ip Illustrated, Volume I : The Protocols
By Stevens, W. Richard



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