Network - Stack

Map Of Internet 1973


The network stack main task is to dispatch inbound IP packets into sockets, which are then handled by userspace applications. The network stack manages abstractions which are shared with userspace. It:

  • reassembles TCP flows,
  • deals with routing,
  • and knows which IP addresses are local.

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IP - Packet

packet is the name of a data unit for the network layer (level 3 of the OSI model) (ie IP). TCP/IP communication a TCP segment is carried in one or more IP packets, which are each carried in...

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