Network Technology, Structure, And Protocols

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Introduction This paper is about basic network technology, structure, and protocols. This paper will cover the module question “Discuss how the structure of the TCP IP framework has enabled the expansion of the Internet into a worldwide network. Discuss issues with this network. Is it big enough? Are enough IP addresses for all? What is being done under IPV6? This will be accomplished by addressing the crore topics as well as how IP started to grow, the issues with the network in regards to technological limitations as well as the different types of vulnerabilities and attacks. This paper will conclude with a summary. Structure of TCP IP and expansion In the beginning, the internet was without form. It was in the early phases with agencies such as DARPA and educational institutes that we laying the ground for what the internet turned into. However, as the internet grew, not everyone used the same communication method so there had to be gateways installed on the border of networks in order to translate one type of protocol into another (Bellovin, S. M.). This was not good so the advent of TCP IP was constructed. This allowed for uniformed communication and thus brought on the rapid expansion of the internet. The internet follows the open systems interconnect model (OSI) developed by Charles Bachman at Honeywell Information Services, this consists of seven layers. 1. The physical layer, this includes both wired and wireless forms of communication. An Ethernet cable or
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