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Computer network [ edit ] Main article: Computer network A computer network, often simply referred to as a network, is a collection of hardware components and computers interconnected by communication channels that allow sharing of resources and information. [7] Where at least one process in one device is able to send/receive data to/from at least one process residing in a remote device, then the two devices are said to be in a network. Networks may be classified according to a wide variety of characteristics such as the medium used to transport the data, communications protocol used, scale, topology , and organizational scope. Communications protocols define the rules and data formats for exchanging information in a computer network, and provide the basis for network programming . Well-known communications protocols are Ethernet , a hardware and Link Layer standard that is ubiquitous in local area networks , and the Internet Protocol Suite , which defines a set of protocols for internetworking, i.e. for data
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  • Winter '18
  • MARTIN
  • Computer network, Internet Protocol Suite, Local area networks, inter-linked hypertext documents, host-to-host data transfer

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