What is the difference between ipx spx and tcp ip?
IPX/SPX is a proprietary protocol developed by Novell, and
TCP/IP is an open protocol, not owned by anyone.
In addition, the two protocols do similar things, with transport and routing. The main difference is the addressing type and the frame types are different.
No, TCP/IP is the not the only protocol used in the world, but it is certainly one of the most popular. Older networks may still use IPX/SPX (Novell) which is a competitor to TCP/IP. Mainframes use SNA or LU6.2 protocols which are very different from TCP/IP. Appletalk is also a competitor to TCP/IP.
It's very detailed. TCP and IPX are protocals that sort your data into a certain pattern so that you can transmit it over your line (phone, cable, ethernet, etc). The receiver than recongnized this specific pattern and can re-assemble the data back into it's original format. TCP and IPX are just types of patterns that are used to send data. TCP is used for your internet connection and your LAN. IPX is an older protocol…