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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After sending Duplicate ack by the server, it stop responding [closed]

My TCP client communicates with multiple 3rd TCP servers. However one particular server produces duplicate ack and stop responding in the specific time only. That particular server is OK other time. I ...
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TCP acks are paused, then resumed, then paused again. Why?

I would like some help finding the reason for the reduced data transfer rate in my application. I have 12 embedded systems and a Linux server. The embedded systems send data to the server over TCP on ...
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is it normal for NGINX to accumulate connections in writing state?

This is a graph showing connection count from nginx's stab_status, the drops in graph are server restarts done manually. I find this behaviour strange, looks like some leakage. I think there are ...
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TCP ACK Window shrinking

(Note: I am not a networking engineer) We are sending files to an outside vendor and getting random timeouts on different services. It seems that we are getting timeouts most often on larger files. We ...
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what could cause a not so busy redis server to close connection?

We have 17k tcp connection in CLOSING state on redis server. My understanding is that only client would initiate closing a connection, not from a redis server. So I should see 0 connection in CLOSING ...
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TCP connections drop off after initial build up

A bizarre problem on a production setup. Scenario 1) A server listens on a particular port. 2) There are potentially thousands of TCP connection requests. 3) About 200-300 TCP connections reach ...
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Windows Server 2012, application needs administrative access to open port

How can I grant an application access to listen on one particular port, without running it as Administrator or disabling UAC? Per policy, had to transition from an old server (Windows Server 2003) to ...
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How do I cap each individual tcp stream, to a fixed maximum rate?

I've read but not in depth all the various traffic shaping docs and seen the long question on HSFC scheduling Does anyone really understand how HFSC scheduling in Linux/BSD works? looked at the ...
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A LOT of connections from my external IP address to my web server

I installed Nagios recently on a Debian machine running an Apache web server among other things. The thing is that lately, Nagios tells me that the HTTP service is failing intermittently and it seems ...
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TCP High Send-q coupled with FIN_WAIT1 status

I'm having a problem with one of my webservers, which is taking minutes to completely render a web page. I had a look at the TCP connection and noticed that I have a very high value in the send-q ...
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Is there a way to see what is actually filtering TCP port communication?

nmap -p 7000-7020 10.1.1.1 Will output all the filtered ports Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-03-04 12:18 EET Nmap scan report for 10.1.1.1 Host is up (0.00091s latency). PORT ...
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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 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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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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(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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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HAProxy resetting backend connections

I'm in the process of setting up a series of servers as proxies to our application server, primarily to obscure the application server's IP as part of a suite of anti-DDOS measures. My goal is to ...
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TCP: out of memory - Nginx

I'm running a high traffic site on a nginx server. Last fews days I'm having problems with my VPS locking up (unable to SSH, and nginx seems to be down). When I look in the logs I can see the ...
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TCP packet loss against SQL-server

Where I work, we have had some issues with connections to the database. We get a lot of failures which appear as "recv failed" on the client side. I have used Wireshark to try to debug the problem and ...
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PHP-FPM TCP connections not terminating in time

I'm serving Wordpress pages via nginx/PHP5-FPM using APC caching (through the W3 Total Cache plugin). Nginx communicates with PHP-FPM via TCP sockets on port 9000. I've adjusted the number of max ...
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Bad ping results while testing 6000 TCP clients with 18 mbytes/s total traffic on Windows Web Server 2008

The clients are running on the machine #1. The server is installed on the machine #2. The machines have a gigabit connection through a switch on their private vlan. There are no errors in the switch ...
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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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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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TCP Upload Speeds Slow to the Internet over LFN

I've got two Linux VMs separated by a 50 mbps WAN connection. There is about 70ms of RTT on this WAN link, so it's got some latency. I've been testing my upload throughput to the Internet from each of ...
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Hitting Ephemeral TCP Port Exhaustion

We run a high traffic website. Over the past few days, we've had several customers complain of sporadic downtime that we cannot reproduce. We have several web servers elected to receive traffic from ...
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Ghost tcp connections: ss sees them, nothing else does

We have a strange problem. Our remote server shows over 900 connections coming from our office over port 80: # ss -n | grep ESTAB | grep $OFFICEIP | grep :80 | wc -l 935 Netstat shows a similar ...
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Strange entry in open file list on Ubuntu server

On my Ubuntu server I occasionally run the following command to view any open files that are TCP connections from my server: lsof -uroot | grep 104.236.XX.XXX The last time I ran it, I saw this as ...
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No SYN/ACK answer from server

At first I describe my LAN organization. I have 2 Networks (scheme http://take.ms/s3CSy): 192.168.0.0 / 255.255.255.0, router ASUS RT-N65U with internal IP 192.168.0.1, static external IP without ...
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What does the tcp_fastretrans_alert error mean?

I found this error a couple of times in /var/log/messages after experiencing some odd TCP behavior: For some reason, if I connect to for example SSH for the first time in say an hour, the connection ...
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How many concurrent TCP connections are supported in Windows Server OSs?

I am distributing software in the form of a Windows service that can be installed, and am currently trying to ascertain the specifications for supported operating systems. The service communicates ...
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Unable to connect to remote MySQL from VPS

I am trying to establish a remote MySQL connection from one VPS to another. I have tried and done everything, I have allowed the outgoing TCP port (3306) in csf.conf, I have used Iptable rules online ...
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how to force linux to accept packet with loopback ip

i have an embedded system with an Ethernet interface that needs to accept external packets with IP of 127.x.x.xx. is there a way to force Linux to accept external packets with this loop back address ...
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Always keep socat alive

I have a socat running nicely, executing my command when a connection comes in with the arguments provided. However, the issue I am having is that the socket is at EOF and the next time a connection ...
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Simulate slow connection between two ubuntu server machines

I want to simulate the following scenario: given that I have 4 ubuntu server machines A,B,C and D. I want to reduce the network bandwidth by 20% between machine A and machine C and 10% between A and ...
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TCP - TAP performance

Linux. Is there a performance loss from using a tap device vs a hardware one like eth0 ? The goal is to create a user space tcp/ip stack and avoid the kernel as much as possible. I would like to be ...
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Implementing TCP Sticky Sessions With HAProxy to Handle SSL Pass-through Traffic

How can we implement session stickiness in HAProxy when SSL must terminate on the backend servers? We need the stickiness because backends cannot share sessions. This is my original configuration: # ...
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Proxy-attack simulation

I have a WS2008 x64 server, that has NodeJS application working on its 80 port. Server constantly receives queries from different IP-addresses that are trying to use my application as a proxy. NodeJS ...