2.3.1 TCP/IP Essentials

TCP/IP, stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet protocol, is the name of a family of hundreds of data  communications protocols used to organize computers into network.  The computes that are connected to the Internet talks through TCP/IP protocols.



TCP/IP specifies an addressing schemed for computers on the Internet.  TCP/IP  sets the rule for how data should move between computers and programs on the network.  Its protocols are rules that computers must follow in order to move different types of information from place to place.  We will see some of the protocols that make up TCP/IP, like the FTP,  Telnet and SMTP protocol.

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