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Meaning of TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL

 
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(TCP) The most common transport layer protocol used on ethernet and the internet. It was developed by darpa.

TCP is the connection-oriented protocol built on top of internet protocol (IP) and is nearly always seen in the combination tcp/ip (TCP over IP). It adds reliable communication and flow-control and provides full-duplex, process-to-process connections.

TCP is defined in std 7 and rfc 793.

user datagram protocol is the other, connectionless, protocol that runs on top of IP.

 

 

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