What is TCP?

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TCP, or in its longer form Transmission Control Protocol, is a protocol of the internet protocol suite, a computer networking model and set of communications protocols used on the internet.

The transmission control protocol was originated from the initial network implementation that complemented the internet protocol, otherwise known as IP.

TCP essentially helps to set up network conversations via which application programs are enabled to share data.

Click next to read about the different layers in the TCP stack.

Name of Technology:

Transmission Control Protocol

Year Introduced:

1974

Invented by :

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

Main technology category:

Internet

Patent:

No

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