Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) provide end-to-end connectivity specifying how data should be formatted, addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination.

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What are CLOSE_WAIT and TIME_WAIT states?

When I do netstat -a on my Windows machine, I get a listing of the ports with one of the four states: LISTENING CLOSE_WAIT TIME_WAIT ESTABLISHED What do CLOSE_WAIT and TIME_WAIT mean/indicate?
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How to monitor TCP connections over time

I have an application which is a windows service. It accesses a number of other services using TCP/IP. E.g. sql server databases, informix databases, mail servers, etc. For instance it will also ...
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Why are there limitations on TCP segment size?

I have a question about the limitations on the segment size in the transport layer. Since the data has to get to the lower layers why will it be fragmented? Finally the data is sent in bits at the ...
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What are the other computer communication protocols other than TCP/IP? [closed]

What are the other computer communication protocols except for TCP/IP? I know about only this and in interview they asked me about Can two PC's communicate without TCP/IP protocol suite and I did not ...
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Does TCP/IP model has 4 layers or 5 layers?

In some sites , It is given that tcp/ip has 4 layers,network access,internet,transport,application. But in some other references , it is given that it has 5 layers (instead of network access, physical ...
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static IP not saving in LAN properties

static ip is not saving int lan tcp/ip properties i.e once I enter a static address with subnet mask, default gateway Etc.. it accepts the details, but then I close the dialog and when I come back in ...
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Outgoing VPN PPTP: How to check if TCP port 1723 and GRE protocol port 47 are blocked or not in Windows 7?

I am trying to connect to a VPN Server (BestUKVPN) but I'm failing each time I try. I get a "691 error" but the username and password are OK. I searched and I am told that "port 1723" or 'GRE ...
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what is TCP Half Open Connection and TCP half closed connection

I am trying to understand what is the difference between TCP Half Open Connection and TCP Half closed connection can any one tell what exactly are they?
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workstation 7 and host-only no connectivity

I have a WinXP 32 host (IBM T400) with VWware workstation 7 (7.0.1 build-227600) and some guest OS (Win xp, NT, etc.) I can ping from the host to guest OS and vice versa, but... every other ...
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How to prove maximum concurrent connections limit in windows?

We need to verify that our clients (Windows Vista SP 2 and Windows 7) are able to open more than 10/20 connections. I found an answer which states the limit was removed, but without any source like ...
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TCP packet issue with 802.11ac but not with 802.11n on an Android Nexus 6

I have an Android Nexus 6 that connects to my computer via an ad-hoc network. When my phone connects to the 802.11n card (TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N), the bytes are sent with no issue; verified with ...
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How to find the MAC address of a remote computer?

I know the IP address of a host on my own LAN. Using that, how can I find its MAC address (without having to physically access it)?
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how to enable 'Properties' button of TCP/IPv4 in Network connections in Windows 7

In the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, I have a Wireless Network Connection. When I right-click on it, a properties dialog opens. Now, I need to change the IP address for ...
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How to mitigate BufferBloat on an ADSL connection?

I've had interesting networking experience before. Before I moved, I've had a VDSL connection, with 3mb uplink. (The down speed was around 30mb but is not relevant at this moment). Whenever I ...
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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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Cannot ping to default gateway from computer inside private network

I have one desktop PC, laptop and android mobile. I have created a WiFi hotspot on my desktop PC so that I can use my internet on mobile as well on a laptop and it's working great, but now I want to ...
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Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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Is it possible to rewrite the IP packet on tunnel interface in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am trying to rewrite the destination address (to 127.0.0.1) of an IP packet received from a TUN/TAP interface on a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) machine. Will the kernel route the packet again to ...
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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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Ekiga softphone shows as “registered” — but is it actually?

Is Ekiga actually registered? How would I know? I think Ekiga connects, or at least it says "registered": But, when I exit Ekiga, and use SFLphone, it fails to register: While sipsak shows a ...
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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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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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Network lost when doing big transfers

normally my wireless network works fine but when I'm doing big (and fast) transfers the network stops working until I reconnect to the Access Point. Check the following screenshot taken after the ...
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Is your MAC address revealed when you hit up a website?

When you hit up a site, such as cnn.com, does the TCP/IP packet contain the MAC address of your network card? Could cnn.com theoretically record my MAC address?
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If people transfer a lot of data on the local network can Internet connection become slow?

At my work there are at least 40 people sharing the same internet connection link over the same switch that is used both to internet access and local traffic of large file. People here usually use ...
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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 kill a particular tcp connection in windows?

On Linux we can kill an Established TCP Connection using tcpkill command. For example, to drop all connection to/from a particular IP: tcpkill host ipaddr Or similary to kill all connection ...
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Media State Says Media Disconnected, but I can still connect to internet

I tried to reset my ip address to resolve problems with connecting to the internet, but I've run into some problems. I can still connect to the internet, but I constantly run into the following ...
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tcp/ip route command has stopped working

I am getting this error "tcp/ip route command has stopped working" when I am trying to access my email through my TOSHIBA laptop. Actually, when I login, I am getting "This webpage is not available". ...
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The difference between data link layer and transport layer in tcp/ip stac

In TCP/IP protocol there are some alike functions at the data link layer and transport layer such as: flow control numbering reliability errors control Why there are the same functions in two ...
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how to setup a publicly hosted tcp/ip webserver to receive gprs packets(lat/long and other data) sent from a sim900A gsm module

I want to send the foll data (lat/long, date/time, velocity, deviceID) using gprs (tcp/ip connection) from a gps/gsm tracker i made (using sim900A as the gsm/gprs module). I know how to send data to a ...
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How can I check what is my ip on any particular endpoint?

I know I can do curl curlmyip.com or something like that, but that just shows me the ip curlmyip.com is seeing. Is there any tool I can use that tells me what's my ip on the endpoint for any TCP ...
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Windows keeps using a preferred DNS server?

I have trouble using Panera WiFi, and I finally tracked down the problem: Every time I reboot, Windows resets my TCP/IP settings for my wireless adapter to use a specific DNS server, instead of ...
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Can one TCP segment be fragmented into more IP datagrams?

In learning materials is often a picture of one TCP segment which is inside one IP datagram which is in one link-layer frame. Is this always the case? Is there guarantee that TCP segment is atomic ...
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Is network packet synonym to IP datagram?

The word packet as in packet-switched network is often mentioned in context of various layers, from transport to link and I am slightly confused and I do not know what layer it refers to (if there is ...
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How to get tcpip over usb on WinCE with Mips-II without rebuilding the OS?

I have a device with a "mini usb B female" socket, which runs WinCE 6.00, the cpu is MIPS-ii (mips-2 or MIPS32-au13xx). I'd like to use ethernet networking on the device, but since I have no network ...
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tcp retransmission on lan, wifi is fine

I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop (about 5 years old) running Windows 7 and a Synology RS412 NAS. I also have various other networked devices (servers, routers, laptops, pcs). Some are in my domain, some ...
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Can telnet be used with any application level text protocol based on TCP/IP?

Can telnet be used with any application level text protocol like http or smtp?
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How can I create Local Loopback on Linux (RedHat or Debian)?

How can I do the same on Linux (RedHat or Debian)? I need to create local loopback as shown herein: ...
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Add static IP to windows XP

In our office we have two internet connections. one for main use and one for backup. this backup connection equipped with WImax connection and cisco 800 series router.this is always ready to plug to ...
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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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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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retransmission of lost TCP segment

What will happen in the following scenario (assume the connection is already established): (stack A) send 10 byte data (stack B) send ACK for 10 byte data (stack B) send 200 byte data (stack B) send ...
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How to get a Port to listen on Windows 7?

I have followed the step by step instruction to open a port on Windows 7, setting both Inbound Rules and Outbound Rules to following specification: Protocal Type: TCP Local Port: 55000 Remote Port: ...
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Routers Upstairs / Downstairs, allow them to talk?

I recently installed another router upstairs because the downstairs one didn't reach via WIFI. The second router takes its WAN connection from downstairs (I only have 1 physical connection to the ...
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Why was 169.254.x.x chosen as self-assigned IP? [closed]

Were there any particular reasons that 169.254.x.x was chosen as self-assigned IP? Its binary form doesn't look nearly as "whole number-ish" as other commonly used IPs like 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.0/1.1. ...
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Force socket close

Is it possible to close an established socket connection in Windows "manually" (e.g. using a command prompt tool)? I have several open sockets connected to a listening server, I can see them using ...
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How do you block specific urls and not entire domain

I want block a URL on specific computer, in this case www.google.com/reader but i not want to block the entire domain of google. It is for my work machine as I don't seem to have enough self control ...
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How to block access to certain websites without additional programs?

Say I want to block "xxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxx" and that alone from being accessible from any web browser on the system. Is there any way to do that plainly and simply without having a need for bulk ...