Networking - Interview Questions and Answers


  1. List the steps involved in creating the checksum.
    a. Divide the data into sections
    b. Add the sections together using 1's complement arithmetic
    c. Take the complement of the final sum, this is the checksum.
  2. What are the Data link protocols?
    Data link protocols are sets of specifications used to implement the data link layer. The categories of Data Link protocols are 1. Asynchronous Protocols
    2. Synchronous Protocols
      a. Character Oriented Protocols
      b. Bit Oriented protocols
  3. Compare Error Detection and Error Correction:
    The correction of errors is more difficult than the detection. In error detection, checks only any error has occurred. In error correction, the exact number of bits that are corrupted and location in the message are known. The number of the errors and the size of the message are important factors.
  4. What is Forward Error Correction?
    Forward error correction is the process in which the receiver tries to guess the message by using redundant bits.
  5. Define Retransmission?
    Retransmission is a technique in which the receiver detects the occurrence of an error and asks the sender to resend the message. Resending is repeated until a message arrives that the receiver believes is error-freed.
  6. What are Data Words?
    In block coding, we divide our message into blocks, each of k bits, called datawords. The block coding process is one-to-one. The same dataword is always encoded as the same codeword.

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