transport protocol


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transport protocol

A communications protocol responsible for establishing a connection and ensuring that all data has arrived safely. It is defined in layer 4 of the OSI model. Often, the term transport protocol implies transport services, which includes the lower-level data link protocol that moves packets from one node to another. See OSI model and transport services.
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The Outlook-Exchange Transport Protocol is used by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to communicate with Office Outlook 2007.
The forming of a new consortium supporting IP protocols for tape seems a sensible idea, especially to assure that infrastructure developers do not neglect tape storage as a beneficiary of the growing transport protocols.
However, the Softswitch Consortium also promotes interoperability based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), and Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP).
These include the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) and the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP).

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