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Best-Effort Delivery


Congestion Control Mechanisms

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Error Detection and Correction


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OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model

Packets and Packet-Switching Networks


Protocols and Protocol Stacks

QoS (Quality of Service)


RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol)

SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)


TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)

Transport Protocols and Services

UDP (User Datagram Protocol)

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Godred Fairhurst's Data Communications Course: Reliability

"Reliable Messages and Connection Establishment" by Butler W. Lampson

"The Transport Layer-An Introduction" by The Transport Group

Charles L. Hedrick's TCP/IP tutorial

The Transport Group Introduction to the Transport Layer

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