What is Transmission Control Protocol?

April 18, 2022

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a communications protocol providing reliable delivery and reception of data packets over a network. TCP splits the data into packets, forwards them to the network devices responsible for network data transfer, and reassembles them at the receiving end. TCP is part of the TCP/IP (the Internet Protocol Suite), the default data communication method on the internet.

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