February 8, 2020 · Networking

Networking - 1.0 - The communications

The Elements of Communication

Communication begins with a message, or information, that must be sent from one individual or device to another using many different communication methods.
All of these methods have 3 elements in common:

Communicating the Messages

Data is divided into smaller parts during transmission ➔ Segmentation
The benefits of doing so:

Sample network diagram

Components of the Network

End Devices and Their Roles

In the context of a network, end devices are referred to as hosts.
A host device is either the sender or receiver
To distinguish one host from another, each host on a network is identified by an address.
Software determines the role of a host. A host can be a client, server or both