What is the TCP/IP

TCP/IP stands for (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) and is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. TCP/IP has two layers, the lower layer handles the address part of each packet so that it gets to the right destination and the higher level manages the assembling of a message or file into smaller packets that are transmitted over the Internet and received by a TCP layer that reassembles the packets into the original message. Other higher layer application Internet protocols that use TCP/IP are HTTP, FTP, Telnet and SMTP. All these protocols are usually packaged together to form a application such as a web browser or ftp program.


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