12 network protocols (that every networking pro needs to know)
12 Common Network Protocols and Their Functions Explained
Network protocols enable the exchange of information across the internet. For most users, they work so effectively behind the scenes that they don’t require a second thought. For networking professionals, however, knowing and understanding these protocols is essential.
Whether you’re new to these concepts or simply looking to brush up on your networking knowledge, this e-guide is for you: inside, our experts walk you through 12 common network protocols and their main functions – including:
- Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
- Domain name system (DNS)
- Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- And many more