Tcp Segment

TCP Segment Structure
TCP Segment Structure

Having briefly examined the TCP connection, let's look at the TCP segment structure. The TCP segment comprises header fields and a data field. The data field includes a chunk of application data. As mentioned above, the MSS limits the maximum size of a segments data field.

Tags tcp segment, application data, checksum field, flag field, cumulative acknowledgments
TCP Connection Management
TCP Connection Management

In this section well examine how a TCP connection is established and torn down. Though this topic may not seem particularly exciting, it is important because TCP connection establishment can considerably add to perceived delays (for instance, when surfing the Web). Moreover,

Tags tcp connection, tcp segment, ip datagram, payload, router, synack segment
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