Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP)

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The Internet protocol suite is the conceptual model and set of communications protocols used in the Internet and similar computer networks. It is commonly known as TCP/IP because the foundational protocols in the suite are the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP). During its development, versions of it were known as the Department of Defense (DoD) model because the development of the networking method was funded by the United States Department of Defense through DARPA. Its implementation is a protocol stack.The Internet protocol suite provides end-to-end data communication specifying how data should be packetized, addressed, transmitted, routed, and received. This functionality is organized into four abstraction layers, which classify all related protocols according to the scope of networking involved.


parent of 40 millisecond bug

Latency (usually 40 millisecond) caused by bad interaction of Nagle's Algorithm and Delayed ACK.

subtopic of Computer network

A computer network is a group of computers that use a set of common communication protocols over digi...

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