standards and protocols

standards and protocols

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standards

  • allows different computer technologies to communicate with each other
  • a computer can communicate with a printer as they use standard protocols. if they didn't follow the same protocols the devices wouldn't be able to communicate
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protocols

protocols are a set of communication rules which control:

  • the format of the message
  • the type of error checking to be used
  • any compression
  • how the sending device indicates that its finished sending
  • how the recieving device indicates that its recived the message
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impact of standards

  • if computers aren't communicating using the same protocols, then communication between devices may not work or the messages recieved will be incorrect
  • important that netwrok administrators ensure the devices used are capable of supporting the needs of the network
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