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How does Router know where to forward packet

If several computers with local addresses (192.168.0.#) are connected to a router and each computer opens a web browser and requests a page over HTTP, when these TCP:80 packets are sent out, the ...
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What's the minimum size of a TCP packet

A post here: http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/2011/02/optimal-css-tiled-background-image-size.html staes that "The smallest download that browsers can do is 1K bytes." Is this due to minimum size ...
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Capture live streaming

I want to capture a rtmp stream. The videos are live, different every day and usually i cant tune in because i am busy at work doing something :(. I would like to capture the stream however they use ...
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On an unencrypted public wi-fi hotspot, what exactly is a packet sniffer doing to get another computer's packet?

I get mixed results when reading information security articles, some of them stating that in order to do something similar you need to also setup some sort of honeypot with a running access point and ...
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How do IP answer packets reach their destination inside of a private LAN?

This is a little theory question that has been confusing me for a pretty long time. Basically, if we are inside of a private LAN, and we want incoming packets to reach, for example, an HTTP server ...
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Packet sniffing tools

OS: Windows XP Is there any tool that can do packet sniffing by processes? I use Wireshark before, but that's too wide. I need just to look into a certain process.
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What does the MySQL “max_allowed_packet” setting actually control?

We've been cleaning up database problems for the last four hours, thanks to a broken mysqldump that wasn't sufficiently erroring out. We were getting these errors: mysqldump: Error 2020: Got packet ...
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Capturing wireless traffic (using Wireshark)

When I run wireshark on a wired network it works fine and reports all of the packets. When I run it on a wireless network though I only see my own traffic. The wireless card I have is supposed to ...
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Packet Sniff over Wi-Fi

I've got a non-PC wireless client, and I'm wondering about some of its connections. I want to see the actual packets being exchanged from the net to my device over a Wi-Fi connection. I have ...
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Can you sniff packets of an open wifi network that you are not connected to?

I mean, just see all the packets going though the air.. is this possible with Wireshark, for example?
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How to enable “packet forwarding” in OS X

How is it possible to enable packet forwarding in Mac OS X? Google gives me tons of hints for Windows and Linux but not for OS X.
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What are ping packets made of?

What exactly are in the packets that are sent via the ping command? I was reading a Wikipedia article about magic numbers and saw this: DHCP packets use a "magic cookie" value of '63 82 53 63' ...
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Relation between a packet and a frame over the network

I am learning how networks work and I have a question. What is actually sent over the network? A packet/datagram or a frame? I believe it is a packet. If so, let's say Computer A wants to communicate ...
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Packet travelling in layers

I want to know how a network packet travels through different layers, i.e. from the physical layer to the presentation layer in Linux systems. Are there any detailed articles or books on this topic ...
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How do I trace HTTP packets with Wireshark?

What can I do in order to see packets that come from different sessions in a web page? For example when I open yahoo.com there are different sessions in yahoo; I dont know how to see which packet is ...
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Will VPN will slow down VOIP traffic?

If I have a Linux setup with VPN in Paris and a Linux setup with VPN in London, both with high-speed internet, will packet-switching be slower for VOIP than if I didn't use VPN? A few people have ...
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How does badBIOS jumps airgaps? [closed]

I was reading this article from Ars on badBIOS and came across this line which states the malware, has the ability to use high-frequency transmissions passed between computer speakers and ...
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Continuous packets receive from Internet even when closing browsers,why is that?

I use windows XP sp3 on an HP laptop compaq nc6400 connecting to the net through adsl connection in a local network, as soon as I connect to the internet it starts to receive packets, is a virus doing ...
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Are Segments, Packets and Frames the same size if we ignore headers?

I've looked for some explanation about the differences between Segments, Packets and Frames, and from what I read: Segment is the original data + Transport Layer header. Packet is a Segment + ...
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Send cookies/site login information over my internal network?

Is there a way I can send cookies/site login information to computers within my internal network? i.e push them through in packet headers? Not FTP. For example if I want to send cookies with my ...
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Change TCP sequence numbers for packet replay?

First off, I'm using wireshark for capture and colasoft for replay. I'm attempting to replay a group of captured packets back, looped to be done several times over (the purpose of this is just to send ...
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FFMPEG Errors: “max_analyze_duration” “buffer underflow” “packet too large” What to do?

I have an error while just copying a video with ffmpeg. I use the command: ffmpeg -i leon.mpg -vcodec copy -acodec copy leon2.mpg The errors: [mpeg @ 00000000020ebd20] max_analyze_duration 5000000 ...
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How do I know if my packet requests are being redirected from localhost?

So I just had a fun and exciting time trying to figure why on earth a particular computer was able to ping different places on the interweb but not browse any webpages of the same places I was able to ...
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Linux Kernel Packet Forwarding Performance

I've been using a Linux box as a router for some time now. Nothing too fancy, just enabling forwarding in the kernel, turning on masquerading, and setting up iptables to poke a few holes in the ...
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What programs can I use to see what traffic of mine a network admin can see?

What programs can I use to see what traffic of mine a network admin can see? Monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic at a the packet level, I want to make sure my VPN is working properly.
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Capture network traffic from Playstation

I want to capture network traffic from my playstation. It is connected to my wireless network. For some reason Ethereal (now WireShark) isn't letting my use my wireless card to see traffic. Is it a ...
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Jumbo Packet vs Transmit Buffers

I want to increase the transfer speed between two network adapters: 1) Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Network Adapter. 2) Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Marvell has a "Jumbo ...
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Odd internet packet routing

I want to know is there anyway to explicitly control the packet routing. I try to connect my computer in HK from San Francisco. It is extremely slow and I use tracert to see what is going on. It seems ...
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TCP vs UDP. Sending data on a closed port

I try to understand differences between TCP and UDP packet on the error-checking. I know that UDP packets are connectionless and doesn't care that the packet will arrive the destination safely. And ...
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Why HTTP response is split in 2 parts: header and body?

I'm trying to understand why a single HTTP response is split in 2 parts in the following setup: Requested resource is protected by HTTP Digest Authentication on server side. Communication is ...
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How can I filter incoming packets to my application?

I have only little experience with Wireshark. The problem is that when my server (3rd party app) receives a faulty packets, it crashes. I would need to filter the incoming packets and filter out such ...
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TCP\IP Packet Signature - how to identify such data packets?

I know of a program that can "carve" (look for) TCP IP Packets from raw binary data. The results it presents are the source and destination MAC addresses, the source and destination IP addresses and a ...
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Track down internet PCs communication using network media devices? [closed]

We have a little argue here about is there a way for internet providers to trace your traffic using the network media devices they are using. Some of the folks say that if you are using an other ...
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Win7 Modifying incoming HTTP packet from specific url automatically

Is there an application that can listen in on my PCs http traffic (Preferably process specific), and modify packets that were requested from a certain url ? So let's say everytime I request ...
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Why cocoa packet analyzer shows “capture packets to a trace file” menu?

I am trying to use 'cocoa packet analyzer'('C.P.A'). I uses mac OSX and I installed this from appstore. After installed this, when I launch this program a popup comes out. Others say that to get ...
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Drivers for packet injection on the Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205

I have an Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205, running BackTrack 5 in VMWare. I'm having trouble following the tutorial on aircrack-ng website, and I need to know what drivers to download to support ...
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Unexplained Log Cruft and Possible Dropped Packets on WPA2-Personal LAN

I've been receiving a LOT of log cruft ever since I installed my WUSB100V2 (using the rt2870sta community driver from the Linux kernel) and was wondering what it all meant. Many times when these ...
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Intercept email and see its content

My new company has a monitor position. What a monitor does, is to monitor what anyone is doing. No IM, USB, phone with camera are allowed. I wonder within a WLAN, if a monitor can intercept my email, ...
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What's the difference between a TCP segment and a TCP packet?

Is a TCP segment not part of a TCP packet? Here's what I've read: A segment is a piece of application data chopped into a transportable size by TCP and wrapped with a TCP header Isn't the TCP ...
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Size of an IP Packet

What is the complete size of an IP Packet?
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How do I calculate how long a packet will reach its destination?

I am stuck with this homework question. I honestly have no clue what it is talking about. The question asked: You are transmitting 100 bit packets over a long distance link of 40 km. I assume ...
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How to learn the current network scheduler used in my linux machine?

How can I learn what network scheduler for packet selection is used in my linux system? Thanks!
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Is there a tool or website to generate DNS query packets for looking up the IP address of a hostname?

Is there a tool or web site where I can plug in some values and have it generate the bytes for a DNS query to look up the IP address of a hostname? Preferably one where it explains how the values ...
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Minimum size of the data part of TCP segment

My question has two parts: I know that the "data" part of an Ethernet frame can be 46~1500 bytes. Considering the IP header of 20 bytes + TCP header of 20 bytes, the minimum "data" size of a TCP ...
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what is the effect of using 'ping -m' (tagging the packets)

i was going through the man pages of ping and i found a -m option there.. so how does this effect my packets? its something like tagging the packets. ping 8.8.8.8 -m 2 ...
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my perl scripts that use Net:Pcap dont work when i port them onto a vm on my server

I am trying to run a perl script that i have scripted to dump the packets from my network, i am using the Net:Pcap and netpacket modules. They are working fine on my and my friend's laptop. but when ...
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Packet sent to the default gateway addressed to the same subnet. What happens?

Just a theoretical question (out of curiosity). If a host sent a packet to its default gateway and the packet has a destination address within the IP range of the subnet, what should the gateway do in ...
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What is fjappmgrbulk?

I captured a udp packet from wireshark which ones port is 2510 and destination ip is 81.64.155.202. What is that port for? I found this post) mentioning: "it's for fjappmgrbulk, fjappmgrbulk ...
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reduce the time taken by application packet to reduce ethernet interface on windows?

How do I possibly reduce the time taken by an application packet e.g.like http from a browser to ethernet of same computer on windows 7? I will be programming in visual studio in c++ in few days. I ...
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tcpdump missing on Cygwin v1.7.7 for packet sniffing

I am trying to debug why my TCP packets are truncated. I see that only the first 24 bytes of each packet are showing up in my program. The 25th through 28th bytes are scrambled and all others after ...