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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 8. TCP/IP PROTOCOL SUITE AND ARCHITECTURE

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Named for two of its key protocols, the TCP/IP protocol suite has been in continual use and development for about three decades. In that time, it has evolved from an experimental technology that was used to hook together a handful of research computers to the powerhouse of the largest and most complex computer network in history: the global Internet, connecting together millions of networks and end devices.

In this chapter, we begin a magical tour through the mystical world of TCP/IP with an overview and a brief look at its very interesting history. I discuss the services provided in TCP/IP networks ...

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