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Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

TCP

Definition(s):

  TCP is one of the main protocols in TCP/IP networks. Whereas the IP protocol deals only with packets, TCP enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. TCP guarantees delivery of data and also guarantees that packets will be delivered in the same order in which they were sent.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (API 1164)