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Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Second Edition by NIIT

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TCP/IP is a protocol suite that enables reliable, secure, and instant communication over a network or a network of networks, also called an internetwork. With the tremendous growth of networking in the past few decades, TCP/IP has provided a standardized communication and data exchange mechanism that encompasses the hardware and software requirements needed to sustain smooth communication over internetworks.

In its simplest form, TCP/IP can be described as a set of communication standards that has evolved over the past three decades. These standards, documented in the form of Request for Comments, provide instructions and rules for designing ...

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