Communication protocol facts for kids

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In computing, a protocol or communication protocol is a set of rules in which computers communicate with each other. The protocol says what part of the conversation comes at which time. It also says how to end the communication.

Types of Protocol
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), is used for accessing and receiving Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files on the internet.
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), is used for transferring e-mail between computers.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), is used for showing files to be copied between devices.
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), ensures the delivery of information packets across networks.
  • Internet Protocol (IP), is responsible for logical addressing called "IP address" to route information between networks.
  • Ripple (payment protocol) (XRP), is used for sending money through the internet.#
  • PoP3 is the most common account type for personal e‑mail. Messages are typically deleted from the server when you check your e‑mail. Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers let you work with e‑mail messages without downloading them to your computer first
  • Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a protocol for e-mail retrieval and storage developed by Mark Crispin in 1986 at Stanford University as an alternative to POP.

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