arcane ways they teach IP Suite is confusing for students.


Personally I think the people who teach networking either don’t really understand it themselves or they LOVE making the whole process seem arcane and mysterious by being SUPER PRECISE at times that’s unnecessary.

Like sticking TCP and UDP together like that chart above.

There’s a LOT of protocols that get transmitted over TCP/IP, not just TCP or UDP.

And of course, at once time, it was _ONLY_ really used for TCP, hence the name.

ATP, AppleTalk Transaction Protocol
CUDP, Cyclic UDP
DCCP, Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
FCP, Fibre Channel Protocol
IL, IL Protocol
MPTCP, Multipath TCP
RDP, Reliable Datagram Protocol
RUDP, Reliable User Datagram Protocol
SCTP, Stream Control Transmission Protocol
SPX, Sequenced Packet Exchange
SST, Structured Stream Transport
TCP, Transmission Control Protocol
UDP, User Datagram Protocol
µTP, Micro Transport Protocol

I’d love to know who coined DATAGRAM. 

“Hey guys, hehe ::: tokes weed ::: – remember they had TELEGRAMS… :: hehe… let’s call the thing we’re sending…

::: chuckles, snorts mountain dew out of the nose and knocks doritos off the table :::


get it? telegram? ahha… datagram….


Blank looks all around the dorm room with someone pausing the SuperNES just long enough to let it sink it…

… then it begins: “bro… ” bro… ” “BRO”… DUDE”… dude! dude!!! you rock – you caught the gnarly wave on that one… it’s RAD… man.. rad….



it’s awesome you have a note-taking system that works for you. I never found an effective note-taking system, unfortunately.

Through the years, I’d try memory maps, write-rewrite, drawing, making songs, talking to people about it… [the back and forth discussion] seemed to work best.

although I always did well on tests.

I guess “variety”. They called me a “lateral thinker” or abstract. eh, I’m just me.

I never took networking tests or studied it though.

It’s just exposure. Sometimes I get curious and I’ll wonder WHAT’S THIS NEW SET OF LETTERS MEAN? and I’d look it up.

But I have an ACTIVE dislike of the excessive compression of knowledge into acrynyms. Even when I*was* in IT, they’d be using the acrynyms left and right while I’d be speaking Plain English about the same things.




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