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  1. Introduction
  2. Network Model
  3. Topology
  4. Physical Media
  5. Wireless Media
  6. Network Card
  7. Modems
  8. Outside Connections
  9. Wide Area Network Connections
  10. Repeaters, Bridges, Routers
  11. Network Types
  12. Ethernet
  13. Token Ring
  14. ARCnet
  15. AppleTalk
  16. FDDI
  17. Architecture Comparisons
  18. Categories
  19. TCP/IP
  20. IPX/SPX
  21. NetBEUI
  22. AppleTalk
  23. SNA
  24. Others
  25. Suites and Network Layers
  26. Installing Drivers
  27. DNS
  28. Network Operating Systems
  29. Applications, mail, groupware, DBMS
  30. Backing up the network
  31. Troubleshooting
  32. Web, SNMP, admin, firewalls
  33. Networking Terms and Definitions
  34. Credits

Networking Protocol Suites at the Network Layers

The table below shows where the various protocols of the major network protocol suites support each network layer.


LayerTCP/IPNetWareMicrosoftApple
ApplicationTelnet, FTPNCP, SAPRedirectorApple share, AFP
PresentationTelnet, FTPNCP, SAPSMB
SessionTelnet, FTPNCP, SAP, NetBIOSNetBIOSASP
TransportTCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMPSPX, IPXNetBEUI, NWLinkATP
NetworkIP, ARP, RARPIPX, RIPNetBEUI, NWLinkDDP
Data LinkNDIS, ODI, DriverODI, DriverNDIS, Driver

Protocol Suite Comparisons

SuiteRoutable
AppleTalk (DDP)Yes
DecNetYes
IPX/XPXYes
DLCNo
LATNo
NetBEUINo
OSIYes
TCP/IPYes
XNSYes