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TCP

  • Brandon Rhodes
  • John Goerzen
Chapter

Abstract

The Transmission Control Protocol (officially TCP/IP but referred to as TCP throughout the rest of this book) is the workhorse of the Internet. First defined in 1974, it builds upon the packet transmission technology of the Internet Protocol (IP, described in  Chapter 1) to let applications communicate using continuous streams of data. Unless a connection dies or freezes because of a network problem, TCP guarantees that the data stream will arrive intact, without any information lost, duplicated, or out of order.

Keywords

Transmission Control Protocol Port Number Empty String Server Code Incoming Connection 
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Copyright information

© Brandon Rhodes and John Goerzen 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brandon Rhodes
    • 1
  • John Goerzen
    • 1
  1. 1.GAUnited States

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