Transmission Control Protocol (TCP): It's Time for Something Better

TCP has become a limiting as opposed to enabling factor when it comes to supporting today's web-facing applications the bulk of Internet traffic today is facilitated by the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). TCP sits between the Internet Layer and the Application Layer of the Internet Protocol Suite and supports the transmission of data between web servers and web browsers. Common web based, Application Layer protocols such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) rely on TCP to accomplish their own communication objectives.

Provided by: Internap Network Services Topic: Networking Date Added: Jul 2010 Format: PDF

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