An Overview of Network Protocols

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Oct 27, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Chapter 3 Protocols




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the following items.



An Overview of Network Protocols

1.

Discuss the importance of the use of protocols for network communications. Use
Figure 3
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1

to illustrate how multiple protocols can be transported over a single
network. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of transporting multiple
protocols over a single network. (10 pts)

Properties of a LAN Protocol

1.

Provide an overview of the properties o
f a LAN protocol.(3 pts)

2.

Explain what routable protocols are. Introduce the protocols that have been
typically used in LANs, as listed on Table 3
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1. (2 pts)


Understanding IPX/SPX

1.

Provide a brief overview of IPX/SPX. Mention that NetWare has grown into a
h
ardware
-
independent system that supports different topologies and protocols.
Stress that currently, TCP/IP is the protocol of preference for NetWare.(3 pts)

2.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of IPX.

(2 pts)

3.

Introduce the Open Datalink Interface (ODI
) driver. Explain the NDIS network
architecture, as shown on Figure 3
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2. (2 pts)

Understanding NetBEUI

1.

Briefly describe the NetBEUI protocol. Stress that NetBEUI cannot be routed and
can cause unnecessary traffic. (2 pts)

Understanding AppleTalk

1.

Provide an

overview of the AppleTalk protocol. Stress that AppleTalk is a peer
-
to
-
peer network protocol (see Figure 3
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4).

2.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of AppleTalk. Stress that it is a
routable protocol.


3.

Talk about the AppleTalk access methods (ELAP and

TLAP). Explain the
purpose of the AppleTalk Address Resolution Protocol (AARP).


4.

Discuss the AppleTalk compatibility issues with Mac OS X, Windows Server and
Netware Servers. (6 pts)


The History and Role of TCP/IP

5.

Talk about the history of TCP/IP. Stress

that it is currently the most widely used
protocol suite. (2 pts)

6.

Discuss the advantages of TCP/IP. (2 pts)

7.

Briefly describe a three of the protocols and applications of the TCP/IP suite,
listed on Table 3
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2. (3 pts)



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