Advantages of TCP over UDP

I earlier explained advantages of UDP over TCP, find out below the advantages of TCP over UDP.

1. Data packets which get lost during transmission are sent again, thus ensuring complete information is sent.

2. TCP ensures no duplicate data is sent, hence also saves bandwidth.

3. Data is sent in the same order in which it is sent.

4. TCP breaks up data into Packets automatically for you.

Recommended Use of TCP

TCP is best used for sending emails (IMPAP/POP/SMTP) where every letter and word of the message must be sent and received. TCP is also important to use for FTP where file downloading and uploading requires every information of the file to be completely sent/received. In a secure connection, like SSH, TCP is also necessary where acknowledgement of sensitive information being fully sent and received is required.

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