A set of rules for the exchange of information, such as those used for successful data transmission.
Uniform standards and specifications that allow a variety of computer hardware and operating systems to communicate.
The Internet functions using a series of standard protocols which allow different types of machines to communicate with each other. The passing of data packets around the Internet is occurs via the TCP/IP protocol, which stands for ‘Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. For a PC to be able to receive web pages or for a server to host web pages it must be configured by a technician to support this protocol. The HTTP protocol is used to allow computers to transfer and process HTML files. Thus the letters http:// are used to prefix all web addresses. SMPT is a mail protocol to allow e-mail to be sent across the Internet and FTP allows other types of files to be downloaded.
A formal set of rules for sending and receiving information on a network.
Used by managers to refer to an agreed description of a treatment process for a medical diagnosis. In computer terms it is used to refer to a set of rules governing the transmission of data between two computers that cannot communicate directly.
Rules governing communication between devices in a network.
See communications protocols.
control the way data is transfered between server and client computers on the Internet.
In the Shared Workspace project, protocols are a written agreement between Shared Workspace and each client group about conditions of use and responsibilities for all parties. It covers generic conditions of use for all user groups plus specific ground rules a group agrees is important to them.
are how computers talk to each other in different types of languages.
Sets of technology language rules that determine how various components of communications systems interact.
The particular commands and techniques used in computer networks to create search statements and retrieve citations and other types of information.
Rules governing transmitting and receiving of data.
Protocols are strict procedures for the initiation, maintenance and termination of data communications. Protocols define the syntax (arrangements, formats and patterns of bits and bytes) and the semantics (system control, information context or meaning of patterns of bits or bytes) of exchanged data, as well as numerous other characteristics (data rates, timing, etc.).
Agreed-upon methods of communications used by computers.
This is the method computers use to communicate with each other. There are several different methods that are used to communicate from one computer to another based on what is being done.
Sets of rules or standards that let computers communicate over the Internet. HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) allows transfer of Web pages via a browser. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) allows transfer of files through the Internet from one computer to another.
Specifications that describe how computers talk to each other on a network. A protocol is a standard means of handling data transmissions between computers.
Different types of network connections. Examples of Internet protocols are FTP and HTTP. (Unit 7 Tips for Using the Internet)
are computer languages that enable different computers to exchange data.
The rules and encoding specifications for sending data.
A set of operating rules and procedures governing communication over a network.
A set of communication rules used on a network sometimes referred as the language of communication. PWS (Personal Web Server) A Internet server software designed for testing purposes to be used on a client system.
Protocols are behaviors that computers must follow, or language they mustuse, if they are to communicate with one another. » To top of page» To top of page
When data is being transmitted between two or more devices something needs to govern the controls that keep this data intact. A formal description of message formats and the rules two computers must follow to exchange those messages. Protocols can describe low-level details of machine-to-machine interfaces (e.g., the order in which bits and bytes are sent across wire) or high-level exchanges between application programs (e.g., the way in which two programs transfer a file across the Internet).
Protocols exist as strict procedures for the initiation, termination and maintenance of data communications. Protocols actually define the syntax (formats, arrangements and patterns of bytes and bits) and also the semantics ( information context or system control or meaning of patterns of bits or bytes) of the exchanged data. It also qualifies numerous other characteristics (for example: data rates, timing, etc.).
The specifications that define procedures used by computers when they transmit and receive data.
the set of standards and rules that let networked computers communicate or share information, such as Ethernet or token ring.
Rules that different computers use to communicate and work with each other. TCP/IP is the international language that is spoken by computers on the internet.
Set of rules or procedures used in programming especially when setting up networks.
Protocols are sets of rules that enable computers to "talk" to each other, especially when information is exchanged between networked systems. Any product that uses a protocol should work with any other product using the same protocol HTTP is the Internet's protocol. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a set of rules, or the program itself, for transferring files between two computers on the Internet. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol) is the description of any network using two of the most common Internet protocols. PPP is Point-to-Point Protocol. It defines the connections of one host to another over a telephone line and connection to network resources. POP and SMTP are electronic mail protocols. OTP or Open Trading Protocol is a common language for software electronic "wallets".
Computer rules that provide uniform specifications so that computer hardware and operating systems can communicate.
the common set of standards by which one computer connects with others. The major protocols of the Internet are known as TCP/IP and HTTP. TCP/IP regulates how information is carried between computers while HTTP is the protocol used to request and retrieve web pages.
A set of rules or procedures for exchanging information between networks or computer systems.