What is TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol? Definition
What does TCP/IP stands for? The acronym TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
What is TCP/IP? Definition: TCP/IP is two separate protocols: TCP and IP that are used together. TCP/IP protocol is the basis for the operation of the Internet and intranet.
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is responsible for dividing the information into packets at the source and then rebuild it at the destination. TCP checks packets for errors and submits requests for re-transmissions if errors are found.
IP (Internet Protocol) handles the address part of each packet so that it gets to the right destination. IP forwards each packet based on a four byte destination address (IP number).
IP corresponds to the Network layer (Layer 3) in the OSI model, whereas TCP corresponds to the Transport layer (Layer 4) in OSI.