Protocol in computer Network
What is the significance of Protocol in a computer Network?
Protocol is the set of rules and regulations used for communication between devices on a network. A Protocols may be hardware, software, or a combination of both.A protocol has Syntax, Semantics and Timing.
- Syntax indicate What is to Communicate
- Semantics indicate How to Communicate
- Timing indicate When to Communicate
If a protocol can provide accurate answer to the above three questions, then it is an accurate protocol.
Example: HTTP , FTP, TCP ,UDP , IP , ARP, RARP etc