|Internet protocol suite
This table conveys the architectural structure of the protocol suite used in the design of the Internet and to illustrate the concept of layering in the Internet Protocol Suite. It also provides an overview of the most prominent protocols in the Internet Protocol Suite, but the table is not intended to be a navigation template or include many protocols. Each layer contains a link to an appropriate category page that lists all protocols covered on Wikipedia.
Definition of model
This model is conceptually similar to the OSI model, but there are substantial and important differences between these models.
Indeed, there is some legitimate debate about the positioning of some protocols in the suite as layering or any strict encapsulation sequencing are not principal design criteria for TCP/IP.
When adding new protocols, please include only protocols that are in widespread use today, and that are official standards. Again, a goal for the scope of content was not to include all protocols and turn this into a navigation template, but only a few to illustrate the concept of layering in TCP/IP.
Please do not alter the names of the layers, as these names are the official standardized names of the layers in the original English-language reference documentation.
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