TCP/IP is a complete suite of protocols and services which enable communication to take place over networks. Earlier competitors to TCP/IP, such as IPX/SPX, have all but died out due to their lack of adoption and ongoing development.
TCP/IP is a freely available and free to use set of standards maintained by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and it is used for end-to-end device connectivity. It has been developed and improved upon through submission of Requests for Comments (RFCs), which are documents submitted by engineers to convey new concepts or for peer review . . .
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