The TCP, or Transmission Control Protocol is one of two components that make up an internet protocol suite, the other being an Internet Protocol (IP).
Simply put, this means that TCP's and IP's are used in sending information over the internet.
- How it works
Unfortunately due to overloaded networks and other problems, IP packs can sometimes be lost or delivered in the wrong order. It is therefore the job of the TCP to sort these problems, by re-sending the lost data and rearranging incorrect sequences.
TCP is found in the many computer processes we use on a daily basis, including E-mail, peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) and streaming video and other media files.
For further information on connection-oriented protocol it is recommended that you refer to a text book on the subject. These can be found in all libraries and purchased from high street bookshops, as well as online at web-stores such as www.amazon.com.