Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a suite of protocols that governs the way data travel from one device to another. Besides its eponymous two main protocols, TCP/IP includes other protocols as well. IP is a network layer protocol and provides datagram routing services. IP’s main task is to support internetwork addressing and packet routing. It is a connectionless protocol that envelopes data passed to it from the transport layer. The IP protocol addresses the datagram with the source and destination IP addresses. The protocols within the TCP/IP suite work together to break down the data passed from the application layer into pieces that can be moved along a network. They work with other protocols to transmit the ...

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