What is the purpose of the sequencing function in network communication?
- to uniquely label transmitted segments of data for proper reassembly by the receiver
- to determine if data is corrupted during transmission
- to ensure data flows at an efficient rate between sender and receiver
- to guarantee delivery of data
Explanation: Sequencing uniquely identifies or labels each transmitted segment with a sequence number that is used by the receiver to reassemble the segments in the proper order.
Exam with this question: 3.2.4 Check Your Understanding – Protocols