What is a protocol?
A protocol is a standard set of rules that allow electronic devices to communicate with each other.
Most famous are:
- HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the protocol used to transfer data over the web.
- FTP: File Transfer Protocol, a protocol to transfer files.
- P2PP: to communicate directly from a peer machine to another.
- SMTP: to transfer emails.
- POP3: a protocol to receive emails from a server.
- IMAP: a protocol to access emails on a server.
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