English Dictionary
◊ TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL
transmission control protocol
n : a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one
network device to another; "TCP uses a retransmission
strategy to insure that data will not be lost in
transmission" [syn: {TCP}]
English Computing Dictionary
◊ TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL
Transmission Control Protocol
(TCP) The most common {transport layer} {protocol} used on
{Ethernet} and the {Internet}. It was developed by {DARPA}.
TCP is built on top of {Internet Protocol} (IP) and is nearly
always seen in the combination {TCP/IP} (TCP over IP). It
adds {reliable communication}, {flow-control}, {multiplexing}
and {connection-oriented} communication. It provides
{full-duplex}, process-to-process connections.
Defined in {STD} 7, {RFC} 793. It is {connection-oriented}
and {stream-oriented}, as opposed to {User Datagram Protocol}.