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TCP/IP First-Step by Mark Sportack

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Appendix A. Chapter Review Answers

Chapter 1

1. What is TCP/IP?

Answer: TCP/IP is a complex set of mechanisms designed to enable communications between any two or more machines connected to a network regardless of what types of devices they might be, who made them, or their physical proximity to each other.

2. How are TCP/IP and the Internet related?

Answer: TCP/IP and the Internet share a common heritage—a heritage that today is reflected in TCP/IP’s status as the Internet’s official communications protocol. The Internet is a physical network and TCP/IP is the logical suite of tools that lets you actually connect to and use the Internet. TCP/IP has gone on to become even bigger than the Internet—if you can imagine such a thing! Whereas the ...

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