Updated: January 7, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
TCP/IP provides the ability to frame and route packets from host to host. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) along with the Internet Protocol (IP) are the basis for communication on the modern Internet.
The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:
A physical network interface is the network adapter. A network adapter is a piece of hardware dedicated to capturing and pre-processing data packets arriving at a host computer.
TCP/IP functions operate on every packet that is passed from the network adapter up to the TCP/IP stack. The functions allow for packet processing and data delivery to the application layer.