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TCP/IP

Although TCP and IP can be used separately, they were designed at the same time to work as part of a unified system, without duplicating the work done by each.

A computer connected to the Internet needs BOTH TCP and IP software. IP provides a way to transfer a packet from its source to its destination.

TCP handles problems like datagram loss or delivery out of order. Together they provide a reliable way to send data across the Internet."

Vendors aften sell a single package that includes software for TCP, IP and a few related communication protocols. Collectively, the set is known as TCP/IP software.


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``CMPT 165: Review'' by Tamara Smyth, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.
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