In this article we will discuss Message Encoding, will make brief discussion on Message Encoding, In last article we discuss about Operating Systems (OS).
One of the first steps to sending a message is encoding. Encoding is the process of converting information into another acceptable form, for transmission.
Decoding reverses this process in order to interpret the information.
Imagine a person planning a holiday trip with a friend, and calling the friend to discuss the details of where they want to go. To communicate the message, she converts her thoughts into an agreed upon language. She then speaks the words using the sounds and inflections of spoken language that convey the message. Her friend listens to the description and decodes the sounds to understand the message he received.
Encoding between hosts must be in an appropriate format for the medium. Messages sent across the network are first converted into bits by the sending host.
Each bit is encoded into a pattern of sounds, light waves, or electrical impulses depending on the network media over which the bits are transmitted. The destination host receives and decodes the signals in order to interpret the message.