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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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TCP/IP Protocols

Since TCP/IP is a protocol suite, it is most often discussed in terms of the protocols that compose it. Each protocol resides in a particular layer of the TCP/IP architectural model that I just discussed and is charged with performing a certain subset of the total functionality required to implement a TCP/IP network or application. The protocols work together to allow TCP/IP as a whole to operate.

Note

You will sometimes hear TCP/IP called just a protocol instead of a protocol suite. This is a simplification that, while technically incorrect, is widely used. I believe it arises in large part due to Microsoft referring to protocol suites as protocols in its operating systems. I discuss this issue in more detail in Chapter 1.

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