O'Reilly logo

TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 48. TCP MESSAGE FORMATTING AND DATA TRANSFER

image with no caption

The previous chapter described how two devices using the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) establish a TCP connection, as well as how that connection is managed and eventually terminated. While connections are a key part of how TCP works, they are really just a means to the ultimate end of the protocol: sending data. By employing the TCP sliding window mechanism, a special segment format, and several features, TCP devices are able to package and send data over the connection, enabling applications to communicate.

This chapter describes the actual mechanism by which TCP messages are formatted ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required