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Definitions of CONNECTION-ORIENTED
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(Or connection-based, stream-oriented). A typeof transport layer data communication service that allows ahost to send data in a continuous stream to another host.The transport service will guarantee that all data will bedelivered to the other end in the same order as sent andwithout duplication. Communication proceeds through threewell-defined phases: connection establishment, data transfer,connection release. The most common example is TransmissionControl Protocol (TCP).Opposite of connectionless, datagram. See also circuitswitching, packet switching, virtual circuit.
By Denis Howe