About this chapter: Chapter 1 of TCP/IP first-step by Mark Sportack describes the basics of TCP/IP and illustrates how it relates to the Internet. Further, it explains the five critical communications functions that TCP/IP performs and explains what TCP/IP can't do.
About this book: Your first step to understanding TCP/IP begins here! Learn TCP/IP basics; discover the power of TCP/IP components and subcomponents; and use hands-on activities to understand TCP/IP. This book includes examples that illustrate the power of TCP/IP.
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