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Abbreviation for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, the suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. TCP/IP uses several protocols, the two main ones being TCP and IP. TCP/IP is built into the UNIX operating system and is used by the Internet, making it the de facto standard for transmitting data over networks. Even network operating systems that have their own protocols, such as Netware, also support TCP/IP.



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Outstanding Page Basics of TCP/IP
Provides and easy to undserstand explanation of the ins and outs of TCP/IP.

Outstanding Page TCP/IP and IPX routing tutorial
This tutorial supplies information on setting up a relatively simple WAN-connected internetwork or Internet-connected LAN. Includes explanations of IP addresses, classes, netmasks, subnetting, routing, several example networks, and a basic explanation of IPX routing Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Daryl's TCP/IP Primer
Designed for people familiar with networking, but not necessarily familiar with TCP/IP networking. Includes a section on the differences between IPX and IP.

  Introduction to TCP/IP
Provides information on the development of the TCP/IP communications protocol, its layers, addresses, and subnets. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Introduction to TCP/IP in Windows NT
Provides a basic conceptual understanding of TCP/IP protcols and processes to aid in the configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting of the Microsoft implementation of TCP/IP in Windows NT version 4.0.

  LearnToSubnet.Com
An educational course on addressing TCP/IP Networks that includes IP Addresses and Subnetting. Topics include: Binary Math, IP Addressing (IP Address), Subnet Mask, and Custom Subnet Mask.

  Macintosh TCP/IP Programmer's Guide
Resource for programmers who are creating client or server software for Macintosh computers.

  Microsoft TCP/IP
Includes study notes from a TCP/IP MCSE exam.

  Overview of TCP/IP and the Internet
Good overview of Internet protocols, including sections on IP, ARP, OSPF, RIP, ICMP, and IPv6. Also includes links to all the RFCs that define the Internet protocols. Updated on Apr 8, 1998

  TCP/IP FAQs
Collection of FAQs from the comp.protocol.tcp-ip newsgroup.

  TCP/IP Research Papers
Links to various research papers discussing TCP.

  TCP/IP Tutorial
Excellent document from Cisco explaining the technical aspects of TCP, IP, related protocols, and the environments in which these protocols operate.

  Troubleshooting IP Configuration
A handy page that gives clear instructions on troubleshooting a TCP/IP installation. It includes several things to check and to ping, including the loopback address.

  Uri's TCP/IP Resources List
Contains a list of various resources for the TCP/IP suite of protocols.

  Windows NT Server: DHCP and WINS
Describes TCP/IP and introduces DHCP and WINS.

  Yahoo!'s IP information and documentation page
Yahoo!'s directory IP information and documentation. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s TCP/IP page
Yahoo!'s directory of TCP/IP. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s TCP/IP RFC page
Yahoo!'s directory of RFCs for TCP/IP.

  Yahoo!'s TCP/IP software page
Yahoo!'s directory of TCP/IP software.

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