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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the
internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device
to another [syn: transmission control protocol/internet
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (RFC 793, IP),
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
/T'C?P I?P/, n.
1. [Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol] The
wide-area-networking protocol that makes the Internet work, and the only
one most hackers can speak the name of without laughing or retching. Unlike
such allegedly ?standard? competitors such as X.25, DECnet, and the ISO
7-layer stack, TCP/IP evolved primarily by actually being used, rather than
being handed down from on high by a vendor or a heavily-politicized
standards committee. Consequently, it (a) works, (b) actually promotes
cheap cross-platform connectivity, and (c) annoys the hell out of corporate
and governmental empire-builders everywhere. Hackers value all three of
these properties. See creationism.
2. [Amateur Packet Radio] Formerly expanded as ?The Crap Phil Is Pushing?.
The reference is to Phil Karn, KA9Q, and the context was an ongoing
technical/political war between the majority of sites still running AX.25
and the TCP/IP relays. TCP/IP won.
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
Transmission Control Protocol over
The de facto standard Ethernet protocols incorporated
into 4.2BSD Unix. TCP/IP was developed by DARPA for
internetworking and encompasses both network layer and
transport layer protocols. While TCP and IP specify two
protocols at specific protocol layers, TCP/IP is often used
to refer to the entire DoD protocol suite based upon
these, including telnet, FTP, UDP and RDP.
See also ICMP, SMTP, SNMP.
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