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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 1. Internetworking Basics

Objectives

  • Learn what makes up an internetwork.

  • Learn the basics of the OSI model.

  • Learn the differences between connection-oriented and connectionless services.

  • Learn about the different types of addresses used in an internetwork.

  • Learn about flow control and error-checking basics.

This chapter works with the next six chapters to act as a foundation for the technology discussions that follow. In this chapter, some fundamental concepts and terms used in the evolving language of internetworking are addressed. In the same way that this book provides a foundation for understanding modern networking, this chapter summarizes some common themes presented throughout the remainder of this book. Topics include flow control, ...

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