Chapter 14

The Transport Layer

The learning goals for this chapter are as follows:

  • Understand the function of the Transport layer and the protocols that it employs
  • Learn the contrasting features and that exist between the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Explore the details of the numerous functions that are used to provide reliable transport using TCP
  • Explore the details and options provided in the TCP packet format
  • Understand the operation of the sliding window and the role it plays in providing efficient transmission and flow control
  • Learn the connection issues associated with providing a TCP connection for the HTTP
  • Learn the meaning of the Half Close in a TCP connection
  • Explore the details and special ...

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