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The Open University

Protocols in multi-service networks

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Overview

The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in multi-service networks, examines these networks as ...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Overview
  • 1 Overview
  • 1.1 Abbreviations used within this unit
  • 1.2 Protocols in multi-service networks: introduction
  • 2 OSI reference model
  • 2 OSI reference model
  • 2.1 Layers of communication
  • 2.2 Vertical communication
  • 2.3 Horizontal communication
  • 2.4 Examples of layer functions
  • 3 TCP/IP protocol architecture
  • 3 TCP/IP protocol architecture
  • 3.1 What does TCP/IP protocol architecture do?
  • 3.2 Domain name system
  • 3.3 Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
  • 3.4 Transmission control protocol (TCP)
  • 3.4.1 Connection control
  • 3.4.2 Primitives
  • 3.5 Internet protocol (IP)
  • 3.5.1 IPv4 Addresses
  • 3.5.2 IP forwarding
  • 3.5.3 Address resolution on LANS
  • 3.5.4 Primitives
  • 4 ATM protocol architecture
  • 4 ATM protocol architecture
  • 4.1 What is ATM protocol architecture?
  • 4.2 ATM layers
  • 4.2.1 ATM physical layer
  • 4.2.2 ATM layer
  • 4.2.3 ATM adaptation layer
  • 4.3 IP over ATM
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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