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In networking, the technical term "connection" refers to a session where data is streamed (transmitted & received in-order). Sessions have a set-up and a tear-down phase where a channel (which can be virtual) is created & destroyed. TCP and ATM have connections, UDP doesn't. If you're not using the technical term and wanted to include all types of ...


In basic networking you have end to end. That is what I would call connected. TCP is an end to end protocol. You get a delivery receipt. That is nice but there is overhead with an end to end communication. You also have connectionless communication such as UDP or IP. You send it but do not get a delivery receipt. A good book is Computer Networks and ...

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