Standards for the way in which data is transmitted within a network, for example: TCP and IP.
Rules that allow communications hardware and software to communicate. Interoperability is a major concern when disparate systems attempt to communicate; both sides must understand the same protocol for the communication to be successful. A communications protocol defines: Rate of transmission in bits per second Whether the transmission is to be synchronous or asynchronous Whether the data is to be transmitted in half-duplex mode (data can only be transmitted in one direction at at time) or full-duplex mode (data can be transmitted in both directions at once) Rules for detecting and recovering from transmission errors Rules for encoding and decoding data (data compression and decompression)
A set of rules or standards designed to enable computers to connect with each other and exchange data. An example of a communications protocol is Point-to-Point protocol.
See management protocol.
(computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
an agreed-upon convention about how to interpret any given bit stream and includes the specification of any encryption algorithm that may be used as part of that protocol
a set of rules describing the transfer of data between devices or programs
a set of rules for a group of cooperating users which will allow them to communicate effectively
a set of rules governing how computers exchange information with each
a set of rules or limits in langauge usage and flows of speech in order to ensure some level of mutual understanding
a set of rules that describe methods which can be used to manage the exchange of messages between cooperating devices that implement the protocol
a set of standards, implemented in software, that govern the transmission of data across a network
A set of hardware and software standards for transmitting data between terminals and computers. There are many layers of protocols that may be used.
These are procedures used to ensure a standardized transmission occurs.
A set of rules or standards designed to enable computers to connect with one another and to exchange information with as few errors as possible. Some communications protocols contain other protocols, such as hardware protocols and file transfer protocols. Examples include Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and Systems Network Architecture (SNA).
A set of procedures which controls how a data communications network operates.
The rules governing the orderly exchange of information between devices on a data link.
a collection of rules that ensure compatibility of transmitting and receiving equipment. Protocols usually have three main parts: the method by which data is coded; the method by which codes are received; and the methods used to establish control, detect errors and failures, and intiate corrective action.
An agreed upon convention for conducting communications between computers connected through a network. The TCP/IP protocol is used for all information transferred over the Internet. A communications protocol must take into account that errors may occur during transmission of information, and how to correct those errors.
In the field of telecommunications, a communications protocol is the set of standard rules for data representation, signalling, authentication and error detection required to send information over a communications channel. An example of a simple communications protocol adapted to voice communication is the case of a radio dispatcher talking to mobile stations. The communication protocols for digital computer network communication have many features intended to ensure reliable interchange of data over an imperfect communication channel.