What is a conversational protocol?
A chatty protocol is a protocol that requires data to be passed back and forth on a network between the client and the server. Communication touchpoints that show the availability of a server or network component are considered part of a talkative protocol. It is considered 'chatty' as the multiple parties in the system need to communicate with each other to allow data transfers.
Network engineers can avoid chatty protocols by reducing the number of times a single message requires back-and-forth communication. For example, in SNMP or Simple Network Management Protocol, engineers can consider an example where there are multiple communication points at which a message must wait for messages about network availability. A common technique involves creating a standard process for multiple transmissions that use the same types of queries. By shortening the waiting times, the technicians shorten the protocol instance.