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What is the difference in a TCP/IP connection as opposed to any other?

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by andrew In reply to Internet Connections

TCP/IP is the set of protocols which provide the data transmission for the Internet. Other protocols like ICMP (ping),HTTP (web) and FTP (file transfer) all sit on top of TCP/IP. As far as I know, all Internet connections make use of TCP/IP in some way (every destination has an IP address).

The way the IP data is 'physically' packaged does vary. DSL, Cable Modem, and T1 lines all use a different mechanism at the telecom level, but the data is still in packets within that.

TCP/IP is mostlyconcerned with the Transport and Network layers in the OSI model.

Here's a link to more stuff about the OSI model and networks.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/introint.htm

(make sure there are no spaces in the URL)

Hope this was helpful.

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