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TCP/IP Interactive and Remote Application Protocols
When it comes to TCP/IP applications,
and message transfer applications such
and the World
Wide Web get the most attention, because
they are the ones used most often on modern internetworks. Another category
of TCP/IP application protocols that is less-well-known is the group
that allows users to interactively access and use other computers directly
over an internetwork, such as the public Internet. These applications
are not often employed by end-users today but are still importantboth
from a historical perspective, and because of their usefulness in certain
circumstances, especially to network administrators.
In this section, I provide a brief
description of the classical interactive and remote application
protocols used in TCP/IP. The first subsection describes the Telnet
Protocol, one of the earliest and most important application protocols
in TCP/IP, still used today both for remote device access and as the
basis of communication of many other protocols. The second describes
the Berkeley remote access family, often called the r commands
or protocols because their command names begin with that letter. Finally,
I provide a brief overview of the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol,
the original interactive chat application of the Internet and one still
used widely today.
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