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The TCP/IP Guide: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Internet Protocols Reference

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Chapter 46: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) fundamentals and general operation

Chapter 46 of The TCP/IP Guide: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Internet Protocols Reference by Charles M. Kozierok describes some of the key operating fundamentals of TCP beginning with a discussion of how TCP handles data and introduces the concepts of streams, segments, and sequences. Further it describes the most important applications that use TCP and what ports they use for server applications.

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Excerpted from The TCP/IP Guide: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Internet Protocols Reference, ISBN 159327047X, Copyright © 2005 with permission from No Starch Press. All rights reserved.

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This was first published in June 2006

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