A communication protocol which transfers email from server to server.
A service that delivers discrete packets of information between any two computers in a network. Higher level connection-oriented services are built upon transport protocols.
A protocol that includes services that determine how data is to be transferred across an AppleTalk internet.
A protocol the provides end-to-end integrity and service quality on a network; it does this through hand shaking and acknowledgements.
A mechanism for regulating the delivery of network data between applications. Part of the transport layer of the networking stack, described in MTP FAQ 1.1.
Refers to how data should be presented to a layer or device in a transmission protocol; examples are SONET, T1, STS-1 and OC-N.
A protocol that defines how data should be presented to the next receiving layer in the Windows NT and Windows 2000 networking model and packages the data accordingly. The transport protocol passes data to the network adapter driver through the network driver interface specification (NDIS) interface and to the redirector through the Transport Driver Interface (TDI).
The protocol that governs the basic exchange of messages between two computers. The transport protocol governs such issues as the procedures for initiating, setting up, and terminating a connection, and the rules for sending and acknowledging messages so that successful delivery is assured. See AppleTalk, Systems Network Architecture, Sequenced Packet Exchange/Internetwork Packet Exchange, Transmission Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol.
The Transport protocol is a protocol on the transport layer of the OSI model. The two most widely used transport protocols on the Internet are TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol).