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    TCP/IP: how does data travel across the internet and what is

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    How does data travel across the Internet?
    What is The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)?

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    Thank you for posting today. Since TCP and IP are inextricably linked, we will look at the combined form here.

    "What is TCP/IP?

    TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be used as a communications protocol in a private network (either an intranet or an extranet). When you are set up with direct access to the Internet, your computer is provided with a copy of the TCP/IP program just as every other computer that you may send messages to or get information from also has a copy of TCP/IP.
    TCP/IP is a two-layer program. The higher layer, Transmission Control Protocol, manages the assembling of a message or file into smaller packets that are transmitted over the Internet and received by a TCP layer that reassembles the ...

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    The solution provides an in-depth discussion of how data travel what TCP/IP is.