Since the phone lines have static and since phone calls mysteriously disconnect from
time to time and since, in general, modems have no facilities to handle these
problems, we need ways to detect and correct errors in software. There are all sorts
of schemes of doing this. When two computers get together by modem, you have to
decide on which of these methods (protocols) to use. Unfortunately there is no
automatic way of handling this. In descending order of my personal preference, here
are some of the protocols: TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), ZOOMIT, ZMODEM, KERMIT, TELINK, YMODEM, XMODEM,
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).
The term can be more general, describing the rigid rules by which any two programs
Protocols commonly used in Java include http:
https: TCP/IPUDP (User Datagram Protocol) ftp: rmi: jdbc:.