3. TCP / IP continued
IP - Internet Protocol
When transmitting messages, this protocol is responsible for providing the destination address and to recognise incoming data packets.
For sending data the IP rules (protocol) include
- Add the destination address to each data packet
- Add it own address to indicate where it came from
For receiving data packets the IP rules (protocol) include
- Accept data packets that have its own address attached
- Ignore all data packets that do not contain its own address
This TCP/IP process is shown in the diagram below.
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