Protocol



  • The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty,
    dispatch, or other instrument.



  • When computers communicate with each other, there needs to be a common set of rules and instructions that each computer follows. A specific set of communication rules is called a protocol. Because of the many ways computers can communicate with each other, there are many different protocols -- too many for the average person to remember. Some examples of these different protocols include PPP, TCP/IP, SLIP, HTTP, and FTP. Can you guess what the last P in each acronym stands for? If you guessed protocol, send yourself a congratulations e-mail.


 

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