What is TCP?

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According to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, the TCP/IP stack is split into four different layers: applications, transport, IP and hardware.

The application layer sends and receives data for particular application such as DNS. The transport layer provides connection-oriented or connectionless services for transporting application layer services between networks.

The IP layer routes packets across networks. Lastly, the hardware layer handles communications on the physical network components.

Name of Technology:

Transmission Control Protocol

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

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