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Encapsulation of M-BUS protocol on a serial link UART/RS232

Since the industrial protocol M-bus has its own network and obviously a transceiver, so we long to find a way to encapsulate it into another. So basically we would try to encapsulate it into a kind ...
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What are the general differences between a format and a protocol

I am still unsure about the distinction. I know that formats have definitions for symbols that represent data and how data is structured.
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FeedDaemon and Tweetdeck not opening links in Chrome but opening in IE when IE is set default browser

First some context: a while ago a Chrome version update failed and I ended up having a program called "new_chrome.exe" in the folder where "chrome.exe" used to be. I was very busy at that moment and I ...
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How does uni-directional packet data transfer work?

When we speak of the Internet data transfers and protocols, the normal process (that I'm aware of) is this: A request is sent to the server (some data uploaded) The server processes the request (on ...
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Looking for a tool to inspect HTTP data between a mobile phone and AV receiver

I am trying to dissect the protocol used by my AV receiver and its mobile app on my phone. Basically, I'd like to see all the GET/POST requests from the app on the phone and the responses from the ...
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Why do Jumbo Frames hurt latency?

Recently I've been reading about jumbo frames and I got confused in a few places. As far as I understand there is a lower bound on the Ethernet frame size between 'store and forward' points (layer 2 ...
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Does the meaning of the term WWW mean it has to be performed by HTTP servers- by definition? [closed]

The following is a question regarding correct terminology. Could the World Wide Web exist without HTTP? Is there any other application layer protocol that can serve WWW pages? Is HTTP an essential ...
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Google Chrome, Launch in Windows 8, Hijack http and https Protocol Association From FF

Google Chrome browser launch as Windows app seems to hijack weblink with http and https protocol, although I have set Firefox as the default browser. By setting associations back to Firefox as ...
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Firefox: Prevent itunes.apple.com from redirecting to itmss:

itunes.apple.com shows its web page for 1 second before redirecting to a itmss: URL, which fails if iTunes is not installed. In a astonishing display of non-interoperability, Apple makes their web ...
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GitHub with HTTP protocol

I read that HTTP, aka http://github.com Doesn't work with GitHub anymore However it seems to work for me $ git clone http://github.com/antirez/redis Cloning into 'redis'... remote: Counting ...
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Router receives two routes from different routing protocols

A router receives two identical routes from different routing protocols. Which route is put into the routing table? I have been asked this question. A router can only have one protocol active ...
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Is it possible for a BitTorrent client to give seeding preferences only to leechers who are also seeding?

I'm not very familiar with BitTorrent on a protocol/technological level. Is it possible for clients to prefer seeding (give more bandwidth, or only connect at all) to leechers who are also seeding ...
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With a bot, how do I avoid or handle IRC server MOTD's?

I have an IRC bot written in Python that works fairly well. I think the issue is with my limited knowledge of the IRC protocol, so IRC gurus are particularly welcome here :D When you first connect to ...
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VPN protocol that only requires a key to authenticate

I have been given (by one of local banks) following configuration to connect to a VPN network: host servers: 10.1.1.xx 10.1.2.xx 10.1.3.xx 10.1.4.xx peer: 213.86.52.xxx key: combination of ...
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Windows URL protocol alias for HTTP/HTTPS

I would like to make a protocol scheme in Windows that delegates to an HTTP/HTTPS URL with a certain prefix that replaces the protocol name. For example, let's say my protocol name is "foo"; I want ...
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IOS safari Web Inspector protocol dump

I don't have access to a Mac, and am willing to hack a web inspector for IOS to be run on other OSes than OS X. I'm pretty sure all that's needed is a USB driver component. all the rest is already in ...
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Fortigate Firewall - portrange 0

I've just stumbled upon a funny custom service definition: edit "cust_serv" set protocol TCP set tcp-portrange 0 next What does tcp-portrange 0 have for a meaning to the Fortigate?
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Associate Magic Jack with tel URL Protocol

Basically, I want to be able to use click to call functionality with a magic jack. It's not overly complicated to get magic jack to dial a number from the command line: ...
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Can Notepad++ be made to open file links in itself?

In Settings/Preferences, Notepad++ has an option on the MISC. tab under 'Clickable Link Settings' to the right, to Enable to open links found in the edited files. It underlines them and opens them on ...
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How to make a QOTD server or similar

There is a protocol (ex. http, ssh, telnet) that is known as QOTD or "Quote of the Day" that can open on servers by default on port 17. I have googled and googled and for some reason there is pretty ...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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Is there a program that would make it easier to look at how network protocols work?

I'm interested to know more about how certain network protocols work (like SSH or FTP for example). Is there a program that can facilitate connecting to computers on the network and communicating with ...
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How to associate the mailto protocol with a custom exe?

In Windows 8, How do you set the default program for the mailto protocol to a custom exe? Under Default Programs, the only option I get is to select from a list of programs (Mail or Google Chrome) or ...
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Alias a protocol to a url

I currently work in an organisation which is mostly Windows users but there are some including myself using Linux here. We have a shared storage drive which we use for sharing files between us and I ...
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OSX Firefox Pass Arguments to Magnet Protocol Handler

How do I open magnet links in Firefox with a command line app, namely transmission-remote? I think I need to make a packaged app that accepts arguments, and here's what I did so far: Use Automator ...
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Which Port And Protocol Is Being Blocked

I wrote a .NET program to make an HTTP request over the Internet, and it's being blocked by my PC's firewall. The operating system being used is Windows 7. I figured I could create an outbound rule ...
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SPDY protocol not present/working - Updated

Google has released a new faster protocol as SPDY. As Google says, it is enabled on google.com , somewhere I read that it is enabled only on encrypted/secure pages. There is a Chrome Extension present ...
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Opening Colloquy with xdcc links

I'd like to set the application Colloquy to open with the xdcc:// protocol links, in OS lion. Generally, I don't know how to associate a single application to a protocol in Chrome. help! :P
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What is protocol suite?

I came across protocol suite in Internet Protocol suite, and after I searched for it I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protocol_stack#General_protocol_suite_description which explains protocol ...
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Protocol URL in Firefox doesn't work if it contains “%2F”

If I write something like the following into the navigation bar of Mozilla Firefox, nothing happens: ...
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What is Allow multicast from Broadband Network?

If a wireless modem router has the option Allow multicast from Broadband Network, what does this mean exactly? What risks are there to leaving it enabled and why would you have it enabled? I ...
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Proxim RangeLan 7920 Ethernet Adapter

I have a Proxim RangeLan 7920 Ethernet Adapter. Does this device have its own IP address or is it a MAC repeater such as a switch/bridge? How do I connect to it from my laptop via wireless? ...
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Where can I associate the magnet protocol in Firefox?

I am not able to associate magnet protocol in FF. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with FF 10.0.2. Created the following in about:config and restarted FF, but still getting the below message. Boolean Name: ...
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How do I know if a remote machine is using Windows or Linux?

Is there some way to run a command (such as ICMP message or another protocol), get a response from a remote machine (not on my own private local network) and analyze the message to find some evidence ...
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Implementation of protocols [closed]

I want to know how different protocols are implemented. For instance, take example of TCP/IP. This protocol is used for the transmission of data (if I am right). Now, I want to know how this protocol ...
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How do I limit packet capturing in Wireshark to only a specific protocol?

I would like to listen to HTTP traffic on port 8080. When I start capturing packets in Wireshark, it's flooded by packets using the SSDP protocol on port 1900. I would like to limit the packet ...
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How does HTTPS avoids the key for encryption to be sniffed in the first place?

When a 2 computer establish an HTTPS connection them have to resolve what key is going to be used, right? So, to do that, at some point the key have to travel unencrypted from one computer to ...
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How can I connect to a home automation web controller?

I've bought a remote web controller for home automation. I'd like to write a client software by myself, because the built in interface is ugly & not user friendly. Thus, I'd like to find the ...
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What are the 'chrome:' and 'resource:' protocols in Firefox?

From reading the error console, I've noticed that Firefox has several internal protocols, such as chrome: and resource:. What are they used for, and why are they necessary? Are they part of the ...
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Is the SSID for wireless routers part of the link layer in the internet protocol suite?

Ethernet, DSL and other cable connections for computers using them are links in the Internet Protocl Suite, but I do not see the link layers referring explicitly to wireless communication. What are ...
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What is the difference between a VoIP phone and a SIP phone? [closed]

I was under the impression that SIP is a protocol for the initiation of communication between applications, and that the protocol VoIP is for the transmission over an established pair of IP addresses ...
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Why does “//” instead of http or https before the actual link work?

I just noticed that I can write //google.com instead of http://google.com and it still works. Is that some kind of short-hand? Maybe it's something that's built in my browser (Chrome 14)? Is it safe ...
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Single link to all mobile video stream formats

I'm doing some video streaming to different kinds of mobile devices(with the help of Wowza Media Server). And I need to have a single URL to serve all device types(e.g. mobile://funny-cats.mp4). A ...
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IM protocol with message receipt confirmation

Is there any instant messaging protocol (or plugin for Pidgin) that uses a read receipt layer to verify whether messages have actually been delivered and resend if not? I've had problems recently with ...
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RFC 2068 statement about HTTP

In RFC 2068, it states, "[HTTP] is a generic, stateless, object-oriented protocol which can be used for many tasks, such as name servers and distributed object management systems, through extension of ...
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How to remove an URL protocol default handler

I'm working on an application which should handle particular URL types (liked ed2k for emule or magnet for torrent). Recently, I decided to change this URL type from abcd to a more speakable word. ...
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why skype is not available on messengers like pidgin

i really like pidgin, empathy etc. (especially pidgin) because they gather all accounts like xmpp, msn etc. together except skype. i know skype uses a proprietary protocol but so does msn and it is ...
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Comparison: UDP vs TCP [closed]

UDP vs TCP. What are these ? What are their Differences, pros and cons ?
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Specify a custom program for handling a protocol

I want to associate the FTP protocol to Filezilla. I click on Control Panel Control Panel Home Default Programs Set Associations Then I select the FTP protocol and click on Change program... but I ...
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Associate FTP hyperlink to filezilla

Is it possible to associate a link like ftp://myftpserver.net to launch automatically Filezilla and display the FTP server content with one click? I think there must be a kind of protocol registration ...