What is protocol?

  • (noun): (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data.
    Synonyms: communications protocol
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on protocol, protocols:

Miranda IM - History - Version 0.2.x
... The MSN protocol was taken over by Rako Shizuka who also developed the first version of Yahoo! Messenger protocol, which was the third protocol supported by Miranda ... reliability as the official Yahoo! Messenger protocol changed over time - it was later re-written by new developer Gennady Feldman ... Due to the increase of protocol support, the project was officially renamed to Miranda IM on December 17, 2002 ...
Interlock Protocol
... The interlock protocol, as described by Ron Rivest and Adi Shamir, was designed to frustrate eavesdropper attack against two parties that use an anonymous key exchange ... A further paper proposed using it as an authentication protocol, which was subsequently broken ...
Protocol - Computer Related
... Protocol Buffers, a serialization format of computer software Protocol (object-oriented programming), a common means for unrelated objects to communicate with each other Routing protocol, a set of rules that ...
Interplanetary Internet - Development
... missions, to the development of standard protocols agreed upon by space agencies of many countries ... Since the late 1990s, familiar Internet protocols and CCSDS space link protocols have integrated and converged in several ways, for example, the successful FTP file transfer to Earth-orbiting STRV-1b on January 2 ... Internet Protocol use without CCSDS has taken place on spacecraft, e.g ...
... with one in (n − 1)-dimensional space Go Text Protocol, a protocol for the board game of go GPRS Tunnelling Protocol, a group of protocols which carry GPRS data information over ...

More definitions of "protocol":

  • (noun): Forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state.
  • (noun): Code of correct conduct.
    Example: "Safety protocols"; "academic protocol"