TCP/IP

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See also Internet | Protocol

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

A highly reliable communications protocol created by scientists researching a national network of computers designed to withstand a nuclear war.

TCP was designed to most efficiently deal with bandwidth speeds in the kilobits. Now more than 20 years old, peer-to-peer networks have proven to be even more reliable and are therefore of interest to business and military.

Higher levels include basic Internet protocols including HTTP, FTP, Telnet, etc.

Related:

  • TCPView - Windows program that displays a detailed picture of your Internet connections.