How to create TCP connection?

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TCP is a dynamic reliable congestion protocol which is used to provide reliable transport of packets from one host to another host by sending acknowledgements on proper transfer or loss of packets.Thus TCP requires bi-directional links in order for acknowledgements to return to the source.

Now we will show how to set up tcp connection between two nodes

1    #setting 

2 a tcp connection   

3    set tcp [new Agent/TCP]

4    $ns attach-agent $n0 $tcp

5    set sink [new Agent/TCPSink]

6    $ns attach-agent $n4 $sink

7    $ns connect $tcp $sink

8    $tcp set fid_1

9    $tcp set packetSize_552

The command 'set tcp [new Agent/TCP]' gives a pointer called 'tcp' which indicates the tcp agent which is a object of ns.Then the command '$ns attach-agent $n0 $tcp' defines the source node of tcp connection. Next the command 'set sink [new Agent/TCPSink]' defines the destination of tcp by a pointer called sink. The next command '$ns attach-agent $n4 $sink' defines the destination node as n4.Next, the command '$ns connect $tcp $sink' makes the TCP connection between the source and the destination.i.e n0 and n4.When we have several flows such as TCP, UDP etc in a network. So, to identify these flows we mark these flows by using the command '$tcp set fid_1'. In the last line we set the packet size of tcp as 552 while the default packet size of tcp is 1000.

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