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August 29, 2017

How TCP Works - Acknowledgment Numbers

Let's learn more about TCP.

So far, we've looked at the handshake process and how sequence numbers work. Now, let's check out how the acknowledgment process works with TCP.

After all, this is a critical component of making TCP a connection-oriented, reliable transport protocol. Understanding how these numbers work goes a long way in troubleshooting issues in networks and applications. The better we understand these processes, the faster we can spot issues when things are broken.

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