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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How do I open specific ports on Linux (an AWS instance of RHEL v. 7)?

I'm using RedHat version 7. My AWS instances are in a security group with ample permissions for inbound connectivity. I can do Yum updates. The servers can ping each other. I can transfer files ...
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tcp-upstream in unbound doesn't work. Use TCP for query upstream DNS servers really work in the real world?

Today I've been playing with some options in unbound.conf just for fun. I've enabled tcp-upstream but it doesn't work with some domains. OS: OpenBSD current. Unbound: 1.4.19 Examples with ...
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HTTP not finishing over LAN. Hardware cause?

On a customer server running Apache 2.2 on Windows server 2012 we're noticing that from time to time, some requests to the server never finish. Using wireshark I've found a bunch of duplicate ACKs get ...
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TCP forwarding IIS

i have a server, let's call it: GATEWAY-SERVER (GS). On GS i installed a custom build TCP proxy/forwarder. This tool accepts connection TCP level and formulates a new request towards a TARGETSERVER ...
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How to filter for the most common problems with tcpdump/tshark

I am currently using the following command in Linux to get specifics on network problems. tshark -r file.pcap -q -z io,stat,1,\ "COUNT(tcp.analysis.retransmission) tcp.analysis.retransmission",\ ...
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Big IP orphaned connections

Let me state up-front that I know just enough about networking at this level to be dangerous, so if I say something stupid, please be kind. I am using a Big IP load balancer in front of 3 Apache ...
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SNORT only alerting on inbound traffic

I am trying to raise an alert when someone is setting up a connection to PORT 25 (tcp), whatever source or destination. For this i came up with this simple rule: alert tcp any any -> any 25 ...
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Windows Server 2008 sending regular TCP DNS requests to Forwarders

Our organization's primary DNS server is a Windows Server 2008 which two Forwarders set. I happened to notice on our firewall that this server is sending out regular TCP requests to the Forwarders in ...
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How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

I'm trying to maximize the NFS/TCP bandwidth between a Linux client and a single NFS server over a 10Gbps link. Although each NFS mount has its own device (major/minor), everything comes down to a ...
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How to debug why WAN TCP/IP throughput is lower than expected?

I'm trying to figure out why tcp/ip throughput between two hosts I control is much lower than expected. Host A: internet connectivity provided by Comcast (Residential) in Boston Metro -- can ...
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apache webserver unresponsive 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 years with the same ...
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(Why) does FreeBSD 'net.inet.tcp.always_keepalive' violate RFC1122?

While working on a server application that runs on FreeBSD and uses TCP, I noticed that TCP keepalive probes get sent even though my application explicitly disables SO_KEEPALIVE on TCP sockets. ...
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All connections from this network get stuck in SYN_RECV state, connections from my home or phone properly get ESTABLISHED

My server (a linode VPS) suddenly started to timeout on every request yesterday. I'm pretty inexperienced in networking and would love to learn a process for debugging these connectivity issues. ...
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Windows 7 default TCP connect timeout

Is there a way to change default TCP/IP new connection timeout ? In earlier Windows, timout value was stored in registry, as said here: Which is the default TCP connect timeout in Windows? But this ...
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Which is the default TCP connect timeout in Windows?

Which is the default TCP connect timeout in Windows? There is a registry key to configure it or it's set dynamically?
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Send TCP/IP packets down three routes and pick fastest

Does there exist a way to split TCP/IP traffic across three routes and have the first packets to reach the destination be used? I'm imagining something like multi-homing but with the requirement that ...
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length of Tcp segment exceed MSS

I find a weird behavior in my Linux system, when I curling a web page, the received TCP segments are significant larger THAN the MSS. here is the output of tcpdump: 00:00:00.000000 IP ...
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Get a website's host machine's OS/server software without access to the server

Is there a good methodology to find the operating system and server software that is being used on a served website that you don't have SSH access to? What I'm doing right now is looking at TCP/IP ...
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Multipath tcp application level performance measurement

I am working on a project related to Multipath tcp and I want to measure the goodput and the RTT at the application level. I don't want to use a traditional tool(netperf, iperf, ...) and I want to ...
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Windows TCP Window Scaling Hitting plateau too early

Scenario: We have a number of Windows clients regularly uploading large files (FTP/SVN/HTTP PUT/SCP) to Linux servers that are ~100-160ms away. We have 1Gbit/s synchronous bandwidth at the office and ...
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TCP connection timeouts that persist - listener queue backlog?

I have an app running on AIX 6.1 that has a single server process that listens for and polls tcp connections and simply forwards on messages to another process using an IPC message queue. It's been ...
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Effect of distance from server on page load speed

I measured the load speed of a static image file severed by nginx from my server (using pingdom service). The server should normally process this request within few seconds. My server is located in ...
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Understanding extended TCP information in the ss command [closed]

What is the meaning of the output of the ss command (from iproute2) when used with -i? The manual page says "shows internal TCP information" but little else, and Google doesn't have much information. ...
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option http-server-close on HAProxy haproxy-1.5-dev19 will result in Connection: close header sent in response

I basically have the following issue: whenever I add option http-server-close to the haproxy config (either in frontend or backend section), haproxy will send a Connection: close header in the ...
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tcp connection reset [RST, ACK]

getting this errors looks like server is restating the connection because of some packet loss any possible suggestion's to figure out this 37713 591.925575000 ...
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Cisco ASA firewall blocking requests to internally hosted DNS server

I have a DNS server behind a Cisco ASA firewall. The Cisco firewall is performing NAT. When inside the network, I can NSLOOKUP directly to the server. When the client is external, requests time out. ...
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How to redirect all incoming packets to sniffer in Linux using iptables?

I need to redirect all incoming tcp packets from eth0 to current host (change ip address from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.2) and outgoing tcp packets from sniffer from eth1 to another host(from 2.2.2.2 to ...
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how to determine client side or server side retransmission from a pcap

I am trying to get some clarification on something I read here: how to calculate packet loss from a binary TCPDUMP file The first answer says that the sequence number will be the same from client to ...
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Need help troubleshooting intermittant TCP timeout in HAProxy

I have an application where the client connects to a server via a simple TCP based protocol over TLS/SSL. In development, this has worked great for many months while we were building our application ...
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ffmpeg simple RTMP streaming

I am trying to launch up a rtmp transcoder server using ffmpeg; that receives udp MPEG-TS streams as input, transcodes it; and generates an rtmp output to a URL, that can be accessed by users to ...
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server is not responding on SYN packets

On the attached tcp dump, the first two SYN packets (#21800 and 21801) came to the server, however SYN ACK was sent for the second SYN. Is that correct behaviour? My understanding is that the client ...
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how to use tcpdump to log only certain data in real time

I'd like to monitor network interfaces but only log things likes errors, collisions and dropped packets. The send that to stdout. – Can tcpdump be configured to do this?
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TCP port numbers reused and TCP Retransmission

Facing issues due to TCP Port Reuse and Retransmission for HTTP traffic. My deployment is as follows: enter image description here I have a squid proxy installed on a unix machine which is sending ...
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Checkpoint FW1 logging

When I view the logs created for my checkpoint fw1, does it log connections on receiving the syn, or does it wait till the three way handshake completes? If it logs after the syn, is there anyway of ...
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What's the difference between Unix socket and TCP/IP socket?

It's from this answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2482411/is-this-pdo-bug-fixed-now/2482424#2482424
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How to capture retransmitted packet info with tcpdump?

TCP retransmission rate on a host are often a good indicator of network problems. How do I find out the source and destination IPs for the packets that are being retransmitted? For context, on hosts ...
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PCI says port 36141:TCP is blocked. But 36141:TCP open on iptables

PCI compliant scan fails due to port 36141:TCP is being blocked on website. I verified I cannot connection via 36141 on same server to itself: # nc -zv 127.0.0.1 36141 nc: connect to 127.0.0.1 port ...
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Unix socket connection limit

This may appear like an already discussed/answered question. But I am specifically looking for info which I couldn't find anywhere answered clearly. I have an Nginx + php-fpm setup which uses unix ...
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Linux - Outgoing connections from process timeout after the process restarts

banging my head against the wall with this one... I have an Ubuntu Linux server, on top of which our own process which holds 40K persistent connections to external services. When the process ...
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Concurrent TCP connections on Azure can be upto 500K. Really?

Let me be very clear at the outset that I am new to cloud technology. All I know is cloud servers are easily scalable (i.e. adding physical hardware is transparent to applications and users) and ...
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What causes duplicate ACK records?

We're reviewing Wireshark captures from a few client machines that are showing multiple duplicate ACK records which then triggers retransmit and out-of-sequence packets. These are shown in the ...
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NetTcpPortSharing process won't start on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a problem in Windows Server 2012 R2 : I have searched and try everything I know to fix this, but I cannot start NetTcpPortSharing service and therefore I cannot configure Windows Server ...
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Windows Server 2008 - unable to bind any TCP port

OS: Win Server 2008 RC2 Windows firewall on (no effect when off) I have suddenly been plagued by an issue in which I cannot find any similar ones with a search. I am running about 20 game servers ...
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TCP congestion collapse

I am experiencing suboptimal performance on an EC2 instance connecting to an RDS instance. This particular instance was built before VPC's existed, so all the traffic is flowing through a single ...
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Linux clients can't connect, server and TCP Windows Size / Timestamps issue

We have a problem that a number of clients (all linux Ubuntu) are sometimes not able to connect to a remote server over SSH. If the problem occurs, Windows clients don't have that problem and can ...
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netstat shows many times deploy.akamaitechnologies.com connected to my server

Many times, after running netstat on my server, I find one of IP addresses belonging to deploy.akamaitechnologies.com connected to my server, do someone has an idea on what is happening on my server ? ...
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Haproxy using 10GB Memory and 100% CPU with 50k connections

On a Ubuntu 14.04 x64 server, Haproxy uses 3.3 GB of memory and 6.8 GB of swap, while handling 52k connections. The CPU usage also keeps spiking to 100% before most of the traffic was redirected to ...
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Split TCP packet - Data layer vs IPv4Layer

What is the different between split TCP packet in the Data layer compare to split the packet in IPv4Layer ?
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TCP connection stuck in SYN_RECV state despite ACK received

My client and server are both internal machines. tcpdump on both client and server show all three parts of handshake are communicated, however netstat on server shows SYN_RECV, and on client shows ...
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POST of MTU + ~798 bytes gets lost

I have a very weird issue with certain packets not arriving on the destination host. It happens when we transmit a POST that is somewhat larger than the MTU. We can reproduce it with this script: ...