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1.1. TCP/IP

Most of the concepts presented in this book require a basic understanding of TCP/IP, the networking standard used by the Internet as well as home or office connections. To understand TCP/IP, you'll need to know how computers identify one another (IP addresses), talk to their immediate neighbors (subnet addressing), and talk to machines on the Internet or other networks (routing).

1.1.1. IP Address

TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. It is a set of protocols that enable computers on the network to communicate with one another. (A protocol defines how data is transmitted between computers; if both computers adhere to the same protocol, they can exchange data.)


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