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Dive deep into the fascinating world of Networking with our comprehensive set of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). This page is dedicated to exploring the fundamental concepts and intricacies of Networking, a crucial aspect of GATE CSE Exam. In this section, you will encounter a diverse range of MCQs that cover various aspects of Networking, from the basic principles to advanced topics. Each question is thoughtfully crafted to challenge your knowledge and deepen your understanding of this critical subcategory within GATE CSE Exam.


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An IP machine Q has a path to another IP machine H via three IP routers R1, R2, and R3.


H acts as an HTTP server, and Q connects to H via HTTP and downloads a file. Session layer encryption is used, with DES as the shared key encryption protocol. Consider the following four pieces of information:

[I1] The URL of the file downloaded by Q
[I2] The TCP port numbers at Q and H
[I3] The IP addresses of Q and H
[I4] The link layer addresses of Q and H

Which of I1, I2, I3, and I4 can an intruder learn through sniffing at R2 alone?
Answer: (c).Only I2 and I3
Host A (on TCP/IP v4 network A) sends an IP datagram D to host B (also on TCP/IP v4 network B). Assume that no error occurred during the transmission of D. When D reaches B, which of the following IP header field(s) may be different from that of the original datagram D?

(i) TTL
(ii) Checksum
(iii) Fragment Offset
Answer: (d).(i), (ii) and (iii)
Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR) receives a packet with address The router’s routing table has the following entries:

Prefix Output Interface Identifier 3 5 2 1

The identifier of the output interface on which this packet will be forwarded is ______.









Answer: (a).1
Every host in an IPv4 network has a 1-second resolution real-time clock with battery backup. Each host needs to generate up to 1000 unique identifiers per second. Assume that each host has a globally unique IPv4 address. Design a 50-bit globally unique ID for this purpose. After what period (in seconds) will the identifiers generated by a host wrap around?
Answer: (c).256
An IP router with a Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of 1500 bytes has received an IP packet of size 4404 bytes with an IP header of length 20 bytes. The values of the relevant fields in the header of the third IP fragment generated by the router for this packet are
Answer: (a).MF bit: 0, Datagram Length: 1444; Offset: 370
Two computers C1 and C2 are configured as follows. C1 has IP address and netmask C2 has IP address and netmask which one of the following statements is true?
Answer: (c).C1 assumes C2 is on same network, but C2 assumes C1 is on a different network
Station A needs to send a message consisting of 9 packets to Station B using a sliding window (window size 3) and go-back-n error control strategy. All packets are ready and immediately available for transmission. If every 5th packet that A transmits gets lost (but no acks from B ever get lost), then what is the number of packets that A will transmit for sending the message to B?
Answer: (c).16
Answer: (d).Finding the MAC address that corresponds to an IP address
In a packet switching network, packets are routed from source to destination along a single path having two intermediate nodes. If the message size is 24 bytes and each packet contains a header of 3 bytes, then the optimum packet size is:









Answer: (d).9
The routing table of a router is shown below:

Destination Sub net mask Interface Eth0 Eth1 Eth3
default Eth2

On which interfaces will the router forward packets addressed to destinations and respectively?
Answer: (a).Eth1 and Eth2
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