Carson R.

Instruction: Write a reply to the below listed peer’s post1. M Post: When talking about protocol we can think about the people living here in America, coming from divers countries with multiple languages and background. When communicating, people with the same background may use their own language like Russian, French, Arabic… But outside that inner cercle there is a general rule to follow in order to communicate with others: speak English. Computers’ communication follow the same rule or protocol. Also, the devices communicating with each other are created and sold by divers companies. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to have a standard of communication interface in those devices so they can communicate with each other. It make communication easier and efficient. The scenario we see now with the phone’s chargers is not an ideal of standard: iphone’s chargers work only on Iphone, and Android’s chargers on only android.
2. Jawanza Post: One reason that standards are critical for protocols is that they provide general guidelines for manufacturers to base their products on so that their products are able to work seamlessly with others on the network. These standards help to prevent instances of incompatibility that could create issues while a host system attempts to communicate with other edge systems in a larger network. For instance, if two separate edge systems are hypothetically trying to communicate over a network with rules that don’t align, they would never be able to receive and send data. They would not be speaking the same language and wouldn’t be able to understand each other, which illustrates why standards are imperative for protocols.
Some key protocol standards include ones that continue to be implemented to date by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). One of the most important protocols is TCP/IP, which is the internet protocol based on communication through packets over networks. The IETF create and manage different standards for various protocols by using RFC groups, or Request for Comment groups. The IETF also routinely updates the TCP/IP standards to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology. The TCP/IP protocol is critical to network communications because it is the backbone in which packet-based communications are founded on. This protocol enables edge systems to send and receive data over large distances with high accuracy and speed.