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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TCP Is a Connection-Oriented Protocol

TCP Is a Connection-Oriented Protocol

TCP opens up a virtual connection between the client and server programs running on separate computers so that multiple and/or sporadic streams of data can be sent over an indefinite period of time between them. TCP keeps track of the packets sent by giving each one a sequence number with the remote server sending back acknowledgment packets confirming correct delivery. Programs that use TCP therefore have a means of detecting connection failures and requesting the retransmission of missing packets. TCP is a good example of a connection-oriented protocol.

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