Is IP protocol connectionless?


Dakota Barrett   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Internet Protocol ( IP ) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) are connectionless protocols. A packet transmitted in a connectionless mode is frequently called a datagram. A connectionless communication has an advantage over a connection-oriented communication, in that it has low overhead.

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Alexia Fox   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In respect to this, what does it mean for the IP protocol to be connectionless?

In telecommunication, connectionless describes communication between two network end points in which a message can be sent from one end point to another without prior arrangement. The Internet Protocol ( IP ) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) are connectionless protocols.

Similarly, is IP protocol reliable or unreliable? IP is a unreliable protocol because it does not guarantee the delivery of a datagram to its destination. The reliability must be provided by the upper layer protocols like TCP. IP does not support flow control, retransmission, acknowledgement and error recovery.


Danny Tyrrell   |   Member since 2017  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly one may ask, is IP connection oriented or connectionless?

IP protocol is connectionless in that all packets in IP network are routed independently, they may not necessarily go through the same route, while in a virtual circuit network which is connection oriented, all packets go through the same route.


Melanie Thornton   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Which is an example of a connectionless protocol?

connectionless. Refers to network protocols in which a host can send a message without establishing a connection with the recipient. Examples of connectionless protocols include Ethernet, IPX, and UDP.


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What is TCP and UDP?

They are TCP or Transmission Control Protocol and UDP or User Datagram Protocol. TCP is connection oriented once a connection is established, data can be sent bidirectional. UDP is a simpler, connectionless Internet protocol. Multiple messages are sent as packets in chunks using UDP.


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Why is Internet a connectionless network?

Connectionless service means that a terminal or node can send data packets to its destination without establishing a connection to the destination. The Internet is a large connectionless packet network in which all packet delivery is handled by Internet providers.


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Is TCP connection oriented?

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a connection-oriented protocol. Connectionless protocols are usually described as stateless because the end points have no protocol-defined way to remember where they are in a "conversation" of message exchanges.


Cherish Walker   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Why is IPv4 connectionless?

IPv4 is a connectionless protocol used in packet-switched layer networks, such as Ethernet. It provides a logical connection between network devices by providing identification for each device. Classes A, B and C have a different bit length for addressing the network host.


Clint Thomas   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Is UDP a connectionless protocol?

UDP is a connectionless and unreliable transport protocol. The two ports serve to identify the end points within the source and destination machines.


Jayden Miller   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Why UDP is called connectionless protocol?

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is connectionless simply because not all network applications require the overhead of TCP. One example of this would be encoding and sending voice data over an IP network. For simple voice communication, we humans will tolerate a certain amount of dropout when it comes to voice audio.


Kieth Chapman   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

Is ATM connection oriented or connectionless?

ATM and Frame Relay, for example, are both examples of a connection-oriented, unreliable data link layer protocols. There are also reliable connectionless protocols as well, such as AX.


Piper Ellwood   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

What is ICMP ping?

Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply.


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What is the function of HTTP?

HTTP. (HyperText Transfer Protocol) The communications protocol used to connect to Web servers on the Internet or on a local network (intranet). Its primary function is to establish a connection with the server and send HTML pages back to the user's browser.


Joyce Kidd   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

What is TCP IP in networking?

TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, which is a set of networking protocols that allows two or more computers to communicate. The Defense Data Network, part of the Department of Defense, developed TCP/IP, and it has been widely adopted as a networking standard.


Jocelyn Turner   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Which is reliable protocol?

TCP, the main protocol used on the Internet, is a reliable unicast protocol. UDP is an unreliable protocol and is often used in computer games, streaming media or in other situations where speed is an issue and some data loss may be tolerated because of the transitory nature of the data.


Michael Brooks   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Where is TCP IP used?

TCP/IP, or the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, is a suite of communication protocols used to interconnect network devices on the internet. TCP/IP can also be used as a communications protocol in a private computer network (an intranet or an extranet).


Piper Emerson   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

What is UDP in networking?

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is part of the Internet Protocol suite used by programs running on different computers on a network. UDP is used to send short messages called datagrams but overall, it is an unreliable, connectionless protocol. UDP is officially defined in RFC 768 and was formulated by David P. Reed.


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Is IPv4 connection oriented?

IPv4 provides a connectionless service; IPv6 normally provides a connectionless service, but it can provide a connection- oriented service if flow label field is used."


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