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Why do computers have 65,535 TCP ports? [closed]

Why do computers have 65,535 TCP ports? Where does this number come from? What does it represent?
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Why does a USB Adapter set to monitor mode on Linux not capture non-WiFi traffic send on the same frequency (2.4GHz) as WiFi ?

I have a WiFi Adapter from Alfa that can function in Monitor mode on Linux. Once I set it up and run Wireshark, I am able to see traffic across other routers and devices. If there is a new protocol ...
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What wireless standard/protocol does the Xbox One controller use?

As in Wifi, Bluetooth etc. If its proprietary can you provide some details on it? Also I am not sure if this is the right place to post in, but I couldn't find any better Stack site.
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Can a Telnet server detect the client being used through the protocol?

While web browsers send, among other things, the User-Agent string, does the Telnet protocol have a similar method of determining anything about the client connecting to it? OS? Specific Telnet ...
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Register custom URI scheme handler in Windows 10

In W7 and W8 I can execute an arbitrary executable from html just by registering handler in the registry as described https://msdn.microsoft.com/pl-pl/library/aa767914.aspx#app_reg Similarly as ...
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Loadrunner correlate IDs that occur in EXTRAES section in web_URL

I am working on loadrunner to record a web application using web http\html protocol. The "WindowID" that is used in a transaction request occurs in the previous web_url - Extraes section. How can we ...
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Why are QUIC packets sent to Google when I am browsing other web pages?

Recently I discovered that when using Google Chrome, a lot of QUIC packets are being sent to Google servers even when I am browsing other web pages outside of the Google domain. I know this is an ...
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What protocol does TeamViewer use?

I was just teaching someone a little about SSH & VNC. I said I'd show him some things with TeamViewer. Then he asked me "Soo.. is this a VNC client? And I wasn't sure. What protocol does ...
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How to direct all internet data transmission as torrent?

I have 4 Mbps (which will be 500KBps) internet connection but it always gives torrent speed at 1.5 MBps. So cool, right? So, is there any way I can make the ISP see my whole internet data transmission ...
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One keyboard two computers

I believe in order to send keyboard protocol commands to (2) computers at the same time I would need to sort of "host USB" device. I am trying to control 2 video playback computers sending space-bar ...
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How to get Chrome to accept a custom protocol handler

I can get my web app to have Chrome register a custom "web+" protocol handler such that it shows up under Settings->(Advanced)->Privacy->Content Settings->Handlers->Manage Handlers. However, it shows ...
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What's Lax and Lax2 protocols?

Are LAX and LAX2 communication protocols like SIP? What are these? Some telephone systems support them beside SIP but I cannot find information on google
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Why Telnet protocol uses only 1 port on server while FTP uses 2 ports

I got this question in a job interview and I had no idea what to answer. Can someone please help me understand it? Why does telnet protocol use only 1 port while the FTP protocol uses 2 ports on the ...
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Is the Miracast protocol a practical equivalent of an HDMI signal?

Miracast has been described as "HDMI over WiFi"†, and as such I've recommended it to a couple of people asking about HTPC setups when unable to run wire. After giving it more thought, I'm wondering a ...
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Is there a limit on email size?

Is there a limit in the protocols email uses in regards to the size of an email? I am wondering about collective limits on body and attachments as well as individual limits on either attachment or ...
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What protocol is used to transfer a message in a HTTP application?

This is from an interview question - http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Yelp-Software-Engineering-Intern-Interview-Questions-EI_IE43314.0,4_KO5,32_IP2.htm "protocol used to transfer message in HTTP ...
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How to determine what protocol a printer uses

I'm trying to determine what printing protocol a network printer expects (ipp, http, etc). I've got the hostname and IP address of the printer, and access to a cygwin bash shell and powershell. How do ...
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How do pieces of a file in a torrent be shared non-uniformly?

I sometimes see that pieces of a torrent file is not equally distributed. Since the pieces of an individual file are randomly chosen, I would expect a uniform distribution under the standard torrent ...
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Download cipher-suite pack in Windows

Is it possible to download and install a cipher-suite pack in Windows, in the same manner as I would for a font suite? Or am I asking too much? Gordon.
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How can I get org-protocol to work with Internet Explorer?

I am using org-mode in Emacs, and can successfully use org-protocol with Firefox, that is, the following org-protocol://store-link://http:google.com//google successfully works in Firefox, after ...
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Created A Custom Protocol For VLC, but VLC doesn't like it?

Trying to add a custom protocol vlc:/// to my Windows 8 system so that hyperlinks using it will open the file in VLC instead of my browser. It does try to open the file, but then VLC says it's ...
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Open VLC when clicking certain video links

Is it possible to open VLC to play certain video files when I click on specific links? For instance, is there a protocol I could use, like vlc://, which VLC would recognize? Specifically, I've got ...
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Remove Firefox Mailto Protocol Test Handlers

I've been testing adding my own mailto: protocol handlers as tests for my webmail. Unfortunately I'm not sure how to remove the test protocol handlers. This is explicitly not the same thing as ...
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Many sites claim they aren't capable of viewing subscribers' passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory? [closed]

Many sites claim they aren’t capable of viewing subscribers’ passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory for websites which allow users to log in? Are there any protocols or laws which obliged them ...
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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for Clients on Java 7

Java 7 disables TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for clients. From Java Cryptography Architecture Oracle Providers Documentation: Although SunJSSE in the Java SE 7 release supports TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2, neither ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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

QOTD ("Quote of the Day") is a protocol that can be open on servers by default on port 17. I have googled and googled and for some reason there is pretty much no information on how to make a server, ...
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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: ...