Chapter 12

Transmission Control Protocol

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the TCP transport layer protocol, which is the connection-oriented, more reliable companion of UDP. We’ll talk about all the fields in the TCP header (which are many) and how TCP’s distinctive three-way handshake works.

You will learn how TCP operates during the data transfer and disconnect phase, as well as some of the options that have been established to extend TCP’s use for today’s networking conditions.

Keywords

TCP; FTP; UDP; ISN; ECN; RFCs; SYN data; ACK; LAN

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the TCP transport layer protocol, which is the connection-oriented, more reliable companion of UDP. We’ll talk about all the fields in the TCP ...

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