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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Many communications applications today have standardized on TCP, the Transport Control Protocol.
In addition to the reliable transport control protocols, several efforts are underway by vendors, the Internet community, and IETF working groups to develop protocols that will allow for guaranteed reliability of IP multicast transmissions, utilizing QoS methods such as RSVP, the resource reservation setup protocol.

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