TCP/IP Layers

January 14, 2008

The TCP/IP model defines four totally independent layers into which it divides the process of communication between two devices. The layers through which it passes information between two devices are:

TCP/IP Layers

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TCP/IP Model (Introduction)

January 14, 2008

TCP/IP was developed by the DoD (Department of Defense) of the United States and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) in the 1970s. TCP/IP was designed to be an open standard that anyone could use to connect computers together and exchange information between them. Ultimately, it became the basis for the Internet.