TCP and IP

Transmission Control Protocol and Internet protocol

What is Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) ?

TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a set of rules used along with the Internet Protocol (IP) to send data in the form of message units between computers over the Internet. While IP takes care of handling the actual delivery of the data, TCP takes care of keeping track of the individual units of that a message is divided into for efficient routing through the Internet.

What is Internet Protocol (IP)

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the internet protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there.