Chapter 1. Overview of Networking Topics
1.1. Comparing IP to non-IP Networks
Categories of Network Communication
- IP Networks
- Networks that communicate through Internet Protocol addresses. An IP network is implemented in the Internet and most internal networks. Ethernet, Cable Modems, DSL Modems, dial up modems, wireless networks, and VPN connections are typical examples.
- non-IP Networks
- Networks that are used to communicate through a lower layer rather than the transport layer. Note that these networks are rarely used. InfiniBand is a non-IP network, described in Chapter 12, Configure InfiniBand and RDMA Networks.