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We Still Use TCP/IP

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The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) has been around for decades. In a landscape where technology changes rapidly, TCP/IP is still in wide use today.

Which of the following reasons explains this?

A

Vendors, end-users, and members of government all attend the Internet Engineering Task Force meetings that are held 3 to 4 times a year.

B

TCP/IP is maintained by one company that keeps the protocols relevant and up to date.

C

It is required by law that every device that connects to the Internet follows this protocol.

D

The creators of TCP/IP were ahead of their time, adding several ideas that would solve problems down the road and keep TCP/IP relevant for many years.