Interactive end-of-chapter exercises


Supplement to Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach 8th Edition


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Electronic Mail and SMTP

Look at the scenario below, where Alice sends an email to Bob.


For the questions below, assume both Bob's and Alice's user agents use the IMAP protocol.



Question List


1. At point 2 in the diagram, what protocol is being used?

2. At point 4 in the diagram, what protocol is being used?

3. At point 6 in the diagram, what protocol is being used?

4. Does SMTP use TCP or UDP?

5. Is SMTP a 'push' or 'pull' protocol?

6. Is IMAP a 'push' or 'pull' protocol?

7. What port does SMTP use?

8. What port does IMAP use?




Solution


1. At point 2 in the diagram, the SMTP protocol is used.

2. At point 4 in the diagram, the SMTP protocol is used.

3. At point 6 in the diagram, the IMAP protocol is used.

4. SMTP uses the TCP protocol.

5. SMTP is a 'push' protocol

6. IMAP is a 'pull' protocol

7. SMTP uses port 25

8. IMAP uses port 143



That's incorrect

That's correct

The answer was: SMTP

Question 1 of 8

The answer was: SMTP

Question 2 of 8

The answer was: IMAP

Question 3 of 8

The answer was: TCP

Question 4 of 8

The answer was: push

Question 5 of 8

The answer was: pull

Question 6 of 8

The answer was: 25

Question 7 of 8

The answer was: 143

Question 8 of 8

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