Transmission Control Protocol


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Transmission Control Protocol

[tranz‚mish·ən kən′trōl ‚prōd·ə‚kȯl]
(communications)
The set of standards that is responsible for breaking down and reassembling the data packets transmitted on the Internet, for ensuring complete delivery of the packets, and for controlling data flow. Abbreviated TCP.

Transmission Control Protocol

(networking, protocol)
(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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