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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Access Methods to a computer Using MAC Address

I have my own wifi network at home & recently when I checked the active clients on the wifi I found out the there is one active client. Router shows the MAC address of this client and I want to ...
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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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.Net application cannot connect to remote servers if it is started before VPN is started [closed]

We have a C# (.Net 4.5) Winforms app that communicates with a web server hosted over the internet. It works fine otherwise but fails when user switches to VPN while it is running. It is ...
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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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RPC Connection Filtered with no Firewalls

I have a workstation (PC1) that cannot communicate with a domain controller over RPC (TCP/135). C:\PortQryV2> portqry.exe -n 192.168.1.1 -p tcp -o 135 Querying target system called: 192.168.1.1 ...
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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 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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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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How do I kill a process that is dead but listening?

I'm developing an app that listens on port 3000. Apparently there's an instance of it still listening to the port because whenever I start it, it can't create a listener (C#, TcpListener, but that's ...
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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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Force DNS resolution to use TCP

My Comcast internet connection has been giving problems in DNS resolution, and I am guessing the reason is a probably broken or limited UDP. I am currently working around it by tunneling over TCP ...
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How to make Firefox use TCP for DNS

I want to use TCP for DNS, to bypass my ISP's slow and broken DNS servers. I'm not using (and don't want to use) a proxy. Note: I want to use DNS over TCP because if I use it over udp, no matter what ...
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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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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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For what does ssh use UDP?

Wile doing research I noticed that SSH both uses TCP and UDP. I completely understand the use of TCP, but UDP seems a bit strange. Why would I use an "unreliable" transport protocol with minimal ...
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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 ...
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Forward TCP packets by destination and port number

Is there any way to forward only TCP packets heading to destination XYZ and port number NN to 127.0.0.1 port number 9150 ? I'm on Windows. Thanks
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Receive encrypted string from server [closed]

What is the easiest way (as easy as possible) to make a web server that will check a string received from client and respond with another string? How to do it from the very beginning to the very end? ...
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Which congestion control algorithm is used by the TCP stack in OS X?

What congestion control algorithm is implemented in TCP in OSX 10.9? I would like to know if it uses NewReno, or something newer like Cubic in Linux.
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netsh set autotuninglevel: “the parameter is incorrect”

When trying to do netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled from a command prompt, I get the error message "The parameter is incorrect". Several search results suggested "disabling 64-bit ...
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How to split pcap files maintaining tcp sessions

I have a pcap file which contains tcp traces. I was wondering if there's a way to split these traces in order to maintain tcp flows, but also filtering the traffic on a src ip basis. For example, if ...
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Force local packet pass trough the router (or disable loopback) - windows 8

i would like to avoid that packets sent from my machine to the same machine (via the IP assigned by the external router eg. 192.168.1.20) are routed with loopback and so never reach the external ...
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What is the timeframe used, for TCPBacklogDrop value calculation in netstat [closed]

I'm interested in the value TCPBacklogDrop of the command netstat -s on linux. But I don't know which timeframe is considered, when calculating it.
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Localhost tcp throughput performance differences

I have been using psping for measuring bandwith statistics on localhost on different computers: laptops, home computers and servers. All of them get to between 100 and 200 MB/s but my PowerPc at work ...
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What happens when 2 hosts simultaneous establish a connection in a 3-way handshake

Say two hosts, A and B, both attempt to start a connection with each other, but the SYN from A gets to B before B's SYN arrives at A. My answer is that A would sent SYN ACK and would ignore the SYN ...
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What does “On-link” mean on the result of “route print” command?

I'm using Windows 7. When I type "route print" under command prompt, I get a IPv4 Route Table with several "On-link" values under the Gateway column. For example, like this one: IPv4 Route Table ...
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Testing DNS truncated queries over TCP with dig

I want to test if my network supports EDNS0. It means that if the record is bigger than 512byte, the DNS will be over TCP. It will ne truncated at firts using UDP ,the it willbe over tcp. I'm using ...
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Changing TCP sliding window behaviour

We all know that TCP's congestion control uses additive (linear) increase and multiplicative decrease when adjusting sliding window size. Is there a way to change it to "linear decrease"? When a ...
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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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Cannot open port 25565 and others

I try to open my Minecraft server and my gmod server ports. Now I only try Minecraft and I tried to open in 192.168.1.1 in Windows firewall. I went to this site: ...
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Sending large data over TCP and progress indicators

It is my understanding that when you open a tcp connection to send data the tcp layer on the receiving end holds on to all the packet until the transmission is complete, then sends all the data up to ...
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Windows 7 stops responding to my SYN requests unless I continue to ping the client

Basic synopsis, my Windows 7 box stops sending RST, ACK packets to a client which is sending SYN packets after time. What I know: I have a client who sends a SYN packet, followed by a retransmit 3 ...
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Capture TCP communication on a specific port using wireshark

I have build a simple TCP server which listens on port 9999, and it has IP address 202.168.66.1. I have a TCP client which has the same IP address and connects to the server on the said port. Now ...
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How can I show only 127.0.0.1 traffic using Wireshark?

Every time I try to filter to just show a specific IP address, I get an error indicating that it is "not an interface or a field." I have no idea what that means. Furthermore, I don’t really see any ...
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Can I ping a host that has disabled the ICMP Ping option?

I need to know if it's possible to compare and test how fast is an IP (ie: any web or game server) relative to my location (in terms of network latency), even if they have disabled ICMP/Ping requests ...
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Different servers on the same port ipv4 / ipv6

Say I have two TCP servers A and B. A is an ipv4-only server listening on 127.0.0.1:10000. B is an ipv6-only server listening on ::1:10000. Can I start these on the same machine? That is, how are IP ...
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Retransmitted TCP packets (smaller than original) are being dropped, causes hang

I'm trying to troubleshoot my home internet connection, which often hangs on large downloads. I believe I have been able to duplicate the problem between my home computer and an Amazon EC2 instance ...
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Must TCP use IP?

Is it true that TCP is short for TCP/IP and they mean the same thing? Is it possible for TCP to be built on top of another protocol besides IP?
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TCP server listen and client listen windows software

I am using Windows OS on an amazon cloud AWS with static public IP. On this machine I need to set up a TCP server to listen on port 2204 for raw data that will arrive from a GPS base station over TCP ...
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Windows 7 firewall causing remote connection to time out; should refuse connection

The Windows 7 Firewall is running with default options to allow outbound connections and block incoming connections. I have a process trying to connect regularly from within my local network, which is ...
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Detect what outgoing ports are bypassed by firewall

My school has a firewall which limits most outgoing ports. There're only TCP/80, TCP/443, TCP/21 allowed. Is there's a way to find out all the outgoing port allowed by the firewall? My current idea: ...