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Strange data in HTTP request

I have a HTTP server that serve many short time connections from many clients, the server logged that there are some invalid HTTP requests, so I decide to capture the network traffic. This is what I ...
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How do high traffic sites service more than 65535 TCP connections?

If there is a limit on the number of ports one machine can have and a socket can only bind to an unused port number, how do servers experiencing extremely high amounts (more than the max port number) ...
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Best network tuning variables for a Linux proxy

What are the best settings to tune so that Linux can handle a very large amount of TCP connections such as would be seen by a proxy server or a webserver? I'm using Centos6 and squid and am seeing a ...
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apache webserver unresponsible with server-status showing all child processes waiting for connection

My setup: i have 3 nearly identical webserver machines serving the same high loaded dynamic website with simple load balancing over dns. The service has been working for over two ears with the same ...
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What is responsible for Connect/Send/Wait in a HTTP request?

Services like pingdom and Google speed analyze the time consumed for reading a HTTP file. This includes DNS: Obviously, DNS management to interpret the namespaces is responsible. Connect: ??? Send: ...
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Server not sending a SYN/ACK packet in response to a SYN packet

Using iptraf, tcpdump and wireshark I can see a SYN packet coming in but only the ACK FLAG is set in reply packet. I'm running Debian 5 with kernel 2.6.36 I've turned off window_scaling and ...
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Why would a server not send a SYN/ACK packet in response to a SYN packet

Lately, we've become aware of a TCP connection issue that is mostly limited to mac and Linux users who browse our websites. From the user perspective, it presents itself as a really long connection ...