Select a protocol below for a detailed but simple to understand breakout of what it is and what it does.

Named Protocols

Protocols that have been given a user-friendly name. These are (generally speaking) the most common ones used.

Protocol Full Name
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AIM AOL Instant Messenger
DHCPv4 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (version 4)
DHCPv6 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (version 6)
DNS Domain Naming System
FTP File Transfer Protocol
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IAX Inter-Asterisk Exchange
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol
IPv4 Internet Protocol (version 4)
IPv6 Internet Protocol (version 6)
NDP Neighbor Discovery Protocol
RSH Remote Shell
RTP Real-time Transfer Protocol
RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol
SSH Secure Shell
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
XMPP Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol

Messaging Protocols

Protocols used to communicate instant messages/chat.

Non-Named Protocols

Protocols that are known only by their designation, and not given a user-friendly name.

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