TCP/IP

TCP/IP

Transmission control Protocol/Internet Protocol: a communications protocol for computer networks, the main protocol for the Internet.
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TCP/IP  
Short for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A protocol for communication between computers, used as a standard for transmitting data over networks and as the basis for standard Internet protocols.
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TCP/IP definition

protocol
Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol.
The de facto standard Ethernet protocols incorporated into 4.2BSD Unix. TCP/IP was developed by DARPA for internetworking and encompasses both network layer and transport layer protocols. While TCP and IP specify two protocols at specific protocol layers, TCP/IP is often used to refer to the entire DoD protocol suite based upon these, including telnet, FTP, UDP and RDP.
See also ICMP, SMTP, SNMP.
(1995-03-17)
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TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
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