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what is TCP/IP Stack?
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Hello hiroyuki718,

It refers to the stack of protocols that services your networking and communication needs. IP is at layer 3 or network layer and TCP is at level 4 or transport layer.
Underneath IP are layers specific to the kind of connectivity you have - e.g. ethernet, token ring, wireless ... above TCP are either session, presentation etc (OSI model) but mostly you can consider applications running on top of TCP

http://www.consultants-online.co.za/pub/itap_101/html/ch05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP_model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/centri4/user/scf4ap1.htm

Regards,

sunnycoder
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thank you.
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