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Transport Protocols and Services
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The Transport Layer- An Introduction, by The Transport Group

Transport Layer Protocols tutorial by Xiannong Meng

IETF Working Groups (see Transport Area)

The Transport Layer: Tutorial and Survey. University of Delaware

Links to papers about multiplexing in the transport layer

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