Q8. Define the TCP/IP protocol.
Ans. All computers on the Internet communicate with one another using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite which is the basic communication protocol of the Internet.
The TCP part of the TCP/IP suite breaks the data into small packets to be transmitted over the network. TCP/IP is an open protocol, which means that it is not tied to any one particular hardware or software vendor. The TCP part is also responsible for assembling the packets at the destination computer. The IP part handles the address of the destination computer so that the data is sent to the correct address.