Table of Contents Trademarks
This document is for customers, FSC communications specialists and field system engineers working on projects involving connectivity of IBM systems to equipment manufactured by other equipment manufacturers (OEM). It should be used to gain a basic understanding of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite and to gain an overview of the possible functionality of the IBM TCP/IP products in heterogeneous networks.
The document is organized as follows:
This chapter provides a brief history of the Internet and predicts how it is likely to develop in the future.
This chapter gives the basics of the TCP/IP architecture. It also explains the protocols: IP, ICMP, ARP, RARP, UDP, TCP and DNS.
This chapter describes the functionality of the TCP/IP routing protocols and explains the protocols: Hello, RIP, OSPF, EGP and BGP.
This chapter describes the functionality of the TCP/IP application protocols and their implementations in the IBM products.
This chapter describes the connectivity supported by the IBM products.
This chapter provides an overview of Internet access methods and introduces a selection of Internet navigation tools.
Table of Contents Acknowledgments