TCP stands for Transmission Control Protocol and is one of the core protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite. TCP complements the Internet Protocol (IP), and therefore the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP.

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TCP Retransmission on the receiver side

How does Wireshark knows that a packet on the receiver side is being retransmitted. I mean it makes sense on the sender side: Wireshark sees two identical packets (with the same sequence number) being ...
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How to change the current TCP timestamp value for Linux?

Linux normally sends a TSval field that corresponds to the current uptime. I would like to overwrite this with a user-specified value. # 4 hours after boot: > outgoing TCP packets have TSval ...
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How much time does TCP waits before retransmission?

If I have a window size of 8 KB, then when 8 KB are sent to the other side and no ACK has been received, TCP will not send anything more until an ACK is received. But what if an ACK is not going to ...
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haproxy- setting up an TCP connection cache for an HTTP server

I am trying to setup a local TCP connection cache to provide access to a remote HTTP server for multiple local applications. I have started to configure haproxy to do this: global log ...
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Linux TCP buffer simulation

I would like to run simulations on the Linux TCP receive buffer to find out how big my buffer has to be. Is there any software available to perform such simulation? It would be handy to be able to ...
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Tcp connection target machine actively refused

I have a simple TCP client/server program on two laptops. The server should work fine as I use "netstat -anb" and the server shows up as listening, "0.0.0.0:102", then my client connection failed, ...
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How to manually send an ARP request

I recently sniffed with Tcpdump a packet "ARP, Request who-has 192.168.2.3 tell 192.168.2.2, length 28". I would like to reproduce this message, and to send an ARP request from my laptop to any IP I ...
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How do I find out which process is using up all the TCP connections?

I can only sort by bytes or port or protocol, not number of connections.
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Not able to login to Tuleap after full installation due to TCP IP port configuration

Not able to login to Tuleap after full installation, as all the ports are in listen mode and 9091 port is not visible in ports.How to over come this and solve. With IP address we are getting tuleap ...
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TCP socket to serial port

Is is possibile to remotely access a serial port by tcp socket server? Exists this kind of software? It is the opposit of this question: Any free application to redirect serial communication to ...
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Why does firefox send TCP packets even when idle?

I run firefox on Debian. I made a clean install with no cookies, or no information input from my side. I've also disabled all mumboo-jumboo healthy and crash report tracking. I've disabled 'shared ...
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Connection interruptions on Debian router, possibly due to excessive duplicate ACKs?

I have a Debian server as a house router, which for a year has been working flawlessly. However, I recently moved and switched service providers from FiOS to Comcast, and possibly as a result am ...
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Decrypt SSL at the TCP level

I'm trying to decrypt SSL at the TCP level for data that I'm sending to a remote server. The reason I'm doing this is because the remote host intermittently sends me RSTs, and I'm trying to identify a ...
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TCP socket communication from client to server

I am trying to test the performance of a client/server application that uses TCP communication. If I trigger multiple requests from the client, would it flow through the same connection/pipe to the ...
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Route only on output chain?

I have two machines A and B. I want to send iperf traffic from A to B, but first have it route through a userspace program on A. I did this with a tunneling device: therefore, I used the command ip ...
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iptables block access to all ports except 53 (tcp,udp) from one IP address

how can i block all ports from one IP address except the port 53 TCP,UDP? example: ip 192.168.0.15 access only port 53 (udp,tcp). thank you.
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How to tunnel UDP traffic over Tor?

I know that Tor does not support UDP for now . But I came upon certain application Onion Cat .But I don't know if it work or not . Is there any other procedure ? Is that even possible ? Please guide ...
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Simultaneous TCP Keep Alive requests no second ack

I have a TCP server running on port 6524 and a client running on port x11 on the same system (Linux sys-111 2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64). Both these send TCP Keep alive messages to keep the connection ...
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Data retransmission and WSAECONNABORTED (10053) socket error

Say I have two sockets that are connected to each other (Socket A and Socket B). If the computer that have Socket B is unplugged from power, then if Socket A tries to send some data to Socket B, the ...
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ISP Issues - TCP Out-of-Order

Accessing any webpage (basically any TCP connection), results in multiple retries before and long loading times before it loads a page with missing elements (reload might fix it). Google Chrome throws ...
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Are FIN packets guaranteed to arrive?

In the 4-way handshake, we have the following: FIN -------> <------- ACK <---x--- FIN (what if this packet is lost?) ACK -------> What happens if the third packet is lost, will it be ...
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Monitor TCP port traffic and get a sound alert when a specific text string is found on Windows

I need to watch a port for several hours and make an audible alert whenever a specific string comes through. Windows only. Is this possible with Wireshark or another sniffer tool or maybe a sniffer ...
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How to share via TCP serial port CAT

I want to connect my amateur radio transceiver to a linux (Ubuntu) computer with USB cable (serial port (in windows should be COM3 or COM4) like /dev/??? ) and share it locally with TCP, Is it ...
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Should I disable Netbios over TCP/IP for printing throught Samba+cups?

I have a domain with 100+ machine which are reparted on two IP ranges. On this moment, computers are using netBIOS over TCP/IP or SMB over TCP/IP. It seem that two requests are send ...
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What happens to TCP connections when I remove the ethernet cable?

For a TCP connection, when I remove the cable and reconnect after 30-40 seconds there is no packet loss issues. But when the reconnect time is more than a few minutes all the packets are lost. I know ...
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What ports are used by an application [duplicate]

I'm testing an application which opens its own ports (acts as a server for these ports, hence listens at that ports) and where the same application connects to ports bound by other applications (acts ...
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Man in the middle using iptables

I wish to test a subsystems which communicates with another subsystems via tcp. I have used the following: "iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport "+port_number" -j DROP" to stop the traffic on a port ...
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If HTTP runs on a port, does that mean TCP can also run on that port?

I'm building an app that needs to run on a mobile smartphone over a GPRS/3G network. I'm doing bit ops, so every byte wasted through HTTP headers is bad. Mobile providers in my area make heavy use of ...
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What is the primary function of the transport layer in the Internet protocol networking code [closed]

I am not sure if I have answered this question right, so would appreciate it if someone could correct me. The question is: What is the primary function of the transport layer in the Internet protocol ...
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List all open sockets in /dev/tcp/localhost/

Is it possible to list all open sockets in /dev/tcp/localhost/ on a Linux machine? I want to list all sockets where the following command would return 0: timeout 2 bash -c "cat < /dev/null > ...
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VMware TCP port mapping not working - port not accessible via public IP address

Simply speaking, the forwarded port 45922 is accessible on the host via 127.0.0.1:45922, but not accessible on the host itself via its public IP plus port number 45922. Details are as follows. Host ...
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TCP congestion control Windows 7

Based on what I read, Compound TCP is disabled by default in Windows 7. If so, which default congestion control algorithm does windows 7 use? Is it TCP RENO or NEW RENO? Could you give me some links ...
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Wget not getting cookies, not pulling back results in check.

I'm having a couple of issues when porting check scripts between a couple of servers. The script. #!/bin/bash hostname=$1 port=$2 retstatus=0 retStr= st=`date "+%s.%N"` if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then ...
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How are Internet connections differentiated from each other by an operating system?

Given this example, how would my operating system differentiate between each request. Let us say I have 3 tabs open, and at the same exact time, they all go to http://google.com. How would my ...
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How can one redirect to a new host all traffic destined for an old host?

We're moving a bunch of services, say from 1.2.3.4 to 5.6.7.8. In order to test that the new services are correctly configured, we'd like to redirect (to the new host) all traffic destined for the ...
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Bittorrent client makes multiple connections upon its start to amazonaws

I have this weird situation that every time I open my bittorrent client application, upon its start, it starts to make a lot of multiple connections(more than thousands) to amazonaws servers and as ...
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TCP Dup ACK/Retransmission, bad configuration?

I'm currently investigating network issues of a friends LAN (again). The Internet connectivity is very slow and unreliable and sometimes services simply don't work. I've monitored the traffic for ...
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iptables TCP flags

I'm beginner with iptables and networking so please excuse me for such dump questions. I found in Internet part of filtering malformed packets: /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/iptables -A tcpchk -p tcp ...
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iptables TCP flags

I'm beginner with iptables and networking so please excuse me for such beginner questions. I found on the Internet part of filtering malformed packets: /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/iptables -A tcpchk -p tcp ...
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What happens when I terminate a process and the socket send buffer is not empty? [duplicate]

In Windows (and probably in other operating systems), if a process has a TCP connection with another process on another machine, and then I terminate the process, an RST packet will be sent to the ...
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What happens when I terminate a process and the socket send buffer is not empty?

In Windows (and probably in other operating systems), if a process has a TCP connection with another process on another machine, and then I terminate the process, an RST packet will be sent to the ...
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Determining whether a port is closed (no one is listening) or iptables reject my host

Can I tell whether the service I'm calling has a reject rule in its iptables or it doesn't listen on the port I'm calling? it seems that I always get icmp port unreachable
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3 duplicate ACKs in TCP

If a client receives 3 duplicate ACKs in TCP then it will half the window size and switch from slow start to congestion avoidance. Will it retransmit the next window_size segments, or will it just ...
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Multiple TCP Connections to download simple webpage and images?

I created a very simple webpage: <html> <body> foo bar <img src="img1.png"/> <img src="img2.png"/> <img src="img3.png"/> Hello world </body> </html> And ...
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Check if ports are open for talking

I have a software (HP BSM) installed in a Windows server 2008 R2 Std This software needs to "talk" through a specific list of TCP ports and "listen" through other TCP ports. How can I know/check if ...
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Why is the FIN flag in TCP called FIN?

There are some flags in TCP. I already understand what other flag names come from, such as SYN stands for synchronization. I also know that FIN is used to close a connection. What I don't understand ...
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HTTP performance over high latency links

I have users that previously used FTP for file transfers across high latency paths to their local server. They have switched to HTTP for these transfers (not by choice) and file transfer perforamance ...
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How to redirect TCP traffic from one virtual machine to another in Linux?

What is the simplest way to redirect all TCP traffic from one virtual machine to another in Ubuntu Linux and reverse? And what type of connection I suppose to use in VirtualBox?
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Tunneling trough VPN over TCP

I'm currently trying to set up a VPN on my server to connect to from my Laptop. The server is a command-line ubuntu running on a x64 machine. The Laptop runs x64 Windows 7. The VPN itself is already ...
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How do you force linux to treat a tcp packet as if it were at the destination ip?

The situation: A tcp packet arrives on eth0 with destination 8.8.8.8. This packet meets some criteria that makes me want to intercept it (lets say I am interested in all packets from source ...