TCP/IP Applications and Technologies

TCP/IP actually is a suite of protocols used on the Internet for routing and transporting information. The following sections discuss the major application protocols that rely on TCP/IP.


An ISP (Internet service provider) provides the connection between an individual PC or network and the Internet. ISPs use routers connected to high-speed, high-bandwidth connections to route Internet traffic from their clients to their destinations.


Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the protocol used by Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, to access Web sites and content. Normal (unsecured sites) use the prefix http:// when accessed in a Web browser. Sites that are secured with ...

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