The topic that we have learnt today is network protocols and standard.. The topic gives me loads of information about the protocols of using internet.
A protocol is a particular set of rules for having a conversation between two computers to convey a specific set of information. A standard (and in the networking arena, many protocols are standards) is a document that specifies something that has the overwhelming support and agreement of the standards making body.
- An example of standards would be 802 standards for ethernet3GPP for mobile communication etc.
One of them, 802.3u, lays down the specifications related to FastEthernet. If anyone were to design a hardware or software related to FastEthernet, they would have to follow those specifications and that new design would work with all the pre-existing, as well as future software's | hardware's implementations of FastEthernet
- An example of protocol would be TCP/IP,DHCP,ICMP,GTP,DIAMETER,RADIUS etc.