Internet (TCP/IP) protocol family

The TCP/IP family of protocols is widely used today.

Specifications of all of these protocols can be found in the RFC documents.

A simplified overview of the core TCP/IP protocols could look like this:

5-7

Application layer (HTTP, FTP, ...)

4

TCP (connections)

UDP (connectionless)

3

Internet (IP, ICMP)

2

Link layer (ARP, PPP, Ethernet, ...)

Protocols

The TCP/IP family consists of (at least) the following protocols:

Link layer:

Link layer (serial line):

Network layer:

Network layer (routing):

Network Layer (IPsec Internet Protocol Security):

Transport layer:

Session layer:

Presentation layer:

Application layer:

Unsorted:

History

XXX - add a brief description of TCP/IP history?

Readings

Discussion

InternetProtocolFamily (last edited 2014-09-23 11:57:13 by GillesRoudiere)