We on the 21st century are so much connected to the society, friends, family, government and the core link between these are our internet connection. Also, we use WiFi, Bluetooth and other modes of networks in our day to day life. And to establish and maintain any network connection we need some rules and methods of communication which are done using protocols. So what is a protocol?
What Is A Protocol In Networking?
The meaning of protocol is set of rules. The rules to connect and maintain any connection and control the traffic flow is known as a protocol. There are two types of protocol in networking which are routed and routing protocols.
- Routed Protocols: These protocols carry the actual data as payload from source to destination, there are various routed protocols such as HTTP, FTP, SNMP, TELNET, IPsec etc.
- Routing Protocols: These protocols carry the routed protocols from source to destination and decide the best route of transportation using their logic. There are various routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, OSPF etc.
What Do The Protocols Do? How Does Internet Work?
The protocols establish connections between two nodes and create a session, assign addresses to the devices, carry the data, decide the route the protocols do everything that you can think is needed for maintaining a healthy network connection. Without having a protocol on internet or network there will be no sharing of data.
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