Networking - Interview Questions and Answers


  1. What is Fixed Size Framing?
    In fixed-size framing, there is no need for defining the boundaries of the frames. The size itself can be used as a delimiter.
  2. Define Character Stuffing?
    In byte stuffing (or character stuffing), a special byte is added to the data section of the frame when there is a character with the same pattern as the flag. The data section is stuffed with an extra byte. This byte is usually called the escape character (ESC), which has a predefined bit pattern. Whenever the receiver encounters the ESC character, it removes it from the data section and treats the next character as data, not a delimiting flag.
  3. What is Bit Stuffing?
    Bit stuffing is the process of adding one extra 0 whenever five consecutive Is follow a 0 in the data, so that the receiver does not mistake the pattern 0111110 for a flag.
  4. What is Flow Control?
    Flow control refers to a set of procedures used to restrict the amount of data that the sender can send before waiting for acknowledgment.
  5. What is Error Control ?
    Error control is both error detection and error correction. It allows the receiver to inform the sender of any frames lost or damaged in transmission and coordinates the retransmission of those frames by the sender. In the data link layer, the term error control refers primarily to methods of error detection and retransmission.
  6. What Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ)?
    Error control is both error detection and error correction. It allows the receiver to inform the sender of any frames lost or damaged in transmission and coordinates the retransmission of those frames by the sender. In the data link layer, the term error control refers primarily to methods of error detection and retransmission. Error control in the data link layer is often implemented simply: Any time an error is detected in an exchange, specified frames are retransmitted. This process is called automatic repeat request (ARQ).

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