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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iptables: unknown option “--dport”

When I try to run iptables -A control_in -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT I get the error message iptables v1.4.20: unknown option "--dport". Everything I've found on the internet and serverfault relating ...
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What happen when I assign 2 IP on one NIC? [closed]

What happen when I assign 2 IP on one NIC? e.g. I have one physical NIC (eth0) and I assign on this interface 2 IPs from different network. e.g. auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address ...
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Network flooded with LLC packet

Recently my network has been slow. From Tcpdump i found lot of frame with protocol LLC. A complete packet capture can been here tcpdump result Any hints on interpreting these packet?
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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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block all packets in windows 7 (so nothing appears in wireshark)? Can anything locally installed do it?

is it possible to block all packets in windows 7, so that nothing appears in wireshark? I have tried choosing Block all for incoming. for outgoing, I see it has no block all option, just a block ...
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TCP Python Server

I have a question regarding connection reliability running a tcp server from an ec2 instance. We are currently serving mobile customers around the world from the Oregon region using a c3.4xl ec2 ...
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TCP Sequence & Acknowledgment numbers

I have looked through other questions on here involving the relevant topics, but I am still not clear on this. I have just been reading this explanation of TCP sequence & acknowledgment numbers. ...
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apache2 keepalive and opening a tcp connection

An IP packet contains a payload, such as HTTP information, which in turn contains html information. An IP packet is encapsulated into a TCP segment, which detects problems in transmission over ...
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Is TCP header the same as TCP segment?

So, is a TCP header actually the same thing as a TCP segment? I was reading this page, where it reads near the end that: Even though it might seem they are, in most cases, when referring to the ...
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Connect to sphinx on remote server

I recently moved sphinx onto the same server as our db so our architecture is: File Server that hosts our web app DB server w/ Sphinx instance (searchd) When I try to connect to sphinx at ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server [duplicate]

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Increase number of connections per socket

How do I increase the number of connections each socket can accept? I know that you can increase the total number of connections using: # sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=4096 But each connection is then ...
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TCP Window size increases drastically and sender don't send until the receive buffer is not empty

I have a download stream over TCP in an application (running on Win2k12). The problem is that the connection gets closed by the sender because it times out. I used wireshark to see what happens on ...
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FreeBSD Established Connections Maxing out at 300

We've previously had issues in our environment where it seemed we were reaching FreeBSDs max connection limit. We took action demonstrated by http://nginx.org/en/docs/freebsd_tuning.html and bumped up ...
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Debian as TCP-Server for Serial Port redirecting [duplicate]

I want to start a tcp listener on debian. One client should be able to connect and should get inputs of serial port in the tcp connection. And when the client sends data through the tcp socket the ...
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TCP Zero windows size and full windows size

The problem that we are facing is that some of the http connection have response time > 60s (about 5%). I discover that the problem should between the web server and loadbalancer. Here is my finding, ...
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What does “connections reset due to unexpected data” in netstat -s mean

I'm running a memcached server under heavy load from multiple web servers. While investigating some odd app level behaviour, we spotted that netstat -s on the memcached box was showing a lot of ...
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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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Distributed LAMP vs DB and Web Server same box

We have a very read heavy semantic web (RDF) application which is RHEL 5/Apache 2.2.3/Tomcat 6/Java 6 on one Server, and MySQL 5.1 on another. Apache and MySQL are backported Red Hat repo stuff, so ...
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Linux tool to show connections/s?

Is there a tool/command to show connections per sec? I've tried a few iptraf and iftop but I can't see anything about connection rates.
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TCP timestamps field is in the future

I have a server sending TCP packets. I noticed, with wireshark, that my packets in the Timestamp optional field look like Timestamps: TSval 2552765291, TSecr 3858527953 The TSval is the value my ...
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iperf test in reverse direction gives different result

I used iperf to measure the max throughput for TCP connection between two ubuntu machines. Both the machines were directly connected be means of a 1Gbps cable. When I performed iperf tests i obtained ...
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Show real TCP/IP addresses behind Nginx environment

When i execute the command netstat -atun | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sed -e '/^$/d' |sort | uniq -c | sort -n I see high number of connection assigned to server ip I want to see the real ...
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Open file count keeps increasing forever

I'm experiencing issues with the number of files opened increasing over time. If I run my server for about few hours, it'll no more accept any connections. The limit was 1024. I've increased the limit ...
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Windows Server 2008 TCP connections limit

I run my own game server made in .net 4.5 on a Windows Web Server 2008 VPS. I have done some research on a problem I have. My app doesn't accept clients, if there are already 1000 clients connected. ...
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TCP packet being retransmitted 7 times when sysctl tcp_retries1 is set to 3 - why?

Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to better understand how many times TCP will attempt to retransmit a packet when it does not receive confirmation the destination received it. After reading the tcp man page ...
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No response to some SYN packets when timestamps are enabled

I have a TCP server listening on a machine ("the server") running Ubuntu 12.04.3 (kernel 3.8.0-31-generic). It receives connections from 2 different client machines. Machine A is running Ubuntu ...
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Windows Server TCP sockets random disconnect: how to reproduce?

We rented 10 Windows servers from a large provider in Europe. They all work as expected. One server suddenly crashed and customer care found that both disks were broken. They replaced disks and also ...
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Linux MIPS box: ICMP (ping) works, but TCP does not - how to fix it?

I'm trying to set up MIPS Linux box network. Here is it's configuration: ~ # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr CC:5D:4E:FF:45:7F inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 ...
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Low throughput on Debian + nginx/apache

On the same LAN/WAN I have a Windows server 2012 server running IIS 7.5 and a Debian (wheezy) server running Nginx 1.4.5. Both servers are connected to the same LAN/WAN. When I download a 10MB file ...
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TCP echo server security [closed]

I am setting up a Linux server similar to a TCP echo server and am wondering about security issues I should be concerned about. This will be a bare bones Centos/KDE server with no additional files ...
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What is the incentive to operate a TCP/IP node? [closed]

I mean, why does anybody relay messages to other nodes? Why are these eleven good people below helping me send my bytes to their destination? traceroute to stackoverflow.com (198.252.206.140), ...
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Default TCP connection backlog value in Windows

Which is the default connection backlog value for TCP in Windows? I have tried to find it but no luck. Cheers
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How can I find the total number of TCP connections for a given port and period of time by IP?

On a Linux system there are plenty of methods for listing the current TCP connections for a given port by connecting IP but: how can I count the total number of connections to a port per source IP for ...
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What is the maximum number of characters in a service name?

In TCP/IP, a service name (like http or smtp) is an alias name for the port number. What is the maximum number of characters that can be used in a service name?
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VMXNET3 performance on Linux on ESX 5.0

What kind of performance can I expect from VMXNET3 adapter when running two Linux guests on the same VMware ESX private network defined between those guests? I use VMXNET3 adapter for communicating ...
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TCP load balance authentication

Impala is a piece of Cloudera software which implements an ODBC driver on a desktop, which then connects directly to a Hadoop cluster. In our implementation, our Hadoop cluster sits behind a DMZ, in ...
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How to drop bogus tcp packets through iptables?

We are seeing the issue described here - http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-10/0266.html In brief, we need to drop bogus packets, such as with SYN+FIN flags set. I can drop this ...
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pushing apache2 past 1500 concurrent connections

I am trying to scale to 4000 concurrent connections on a ubuntu/apache box. It is 8 core / 64gb ram, so it is not hitting memory or cpu, or any resources for that matter. The problem is with ...
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How to view tcp connection errors in apache/ubuntu

I am load testing a ubuntu/apache2 server and after 500 concurrent connections my load testing software is telling me there are connection errors. The errors are not showing up in apache error log. ...
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Odd TCP termination sequence

While troubleshooting another thing, I've noticed an odd pattern of TCP closes. Packets: http://www.cloudshark.org/captures/7590ec4e6bef What's happening is that the last few packets of the close ...
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TCP and retransmission [closed]

I'm trying to understand how the transmission and ACK work in TCP. In this Figuure, when A retransmitt the seq 100 after he recive three duplikated ACK , B will answer with 121 ACK or 158 ACK ?
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Linux unfriendly IIS/ASP.NET :-) : Quick download on windows but slow on linux [closed]

This particular web site (gops.tay.be) serves objects quick if I try to request the page using windows, but I get them very slow if trying using linux. There is no difference if I use browser or curl: ...
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Why would a client send a RST packet as reply to a SYN,ACK?

I have a HTTP webservice where sometimes the connection setup fails in a strange way: client sends a SYN packet server sends a SYN,ACK reply client responds with RST In which situations could a ...
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Find number of TCP bytes transmitted

I have rhel4 and rhel6 hosts. I can use netstat -s to see information on the number of segments sent/received. I can use ifconfig to see the number of bytes sent/received on a given interface (for ...
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What could be the cause for outbound TCP/IP traffic beeing blocked while ICMP is still working?

On a Windows Server 2003 there is a strange issue. Every 6 hours the server don't accept outbound TCP/IP traffic while inbound traffic working fine. If the problem occurs I can connect with RDP to ...
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How do I know that my TCP connection is safe from the Firewalls/NAT?

Being on the Azure cloud, I found that the firewalls there drop connections between the Web server and the database quite often. Mostly when there was some inactivity, I think something between 5 and ...
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Reverse proxy for mixed tcp, udp, and http services

I'm building an architecture that will be hosting various services which individually maybe listening on a variable number of ports that could be mixed protocols. I want to map these services to ...
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HTTP 502 Bad Gateway error response

I'm debugging an issue and running out of ideas. I have a server with SharePoint code hosted at port 8080 and a WCF REST service at port 8801. From another machine on the domain, I can connect to the ...
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TCP Duplicate Acks are received

We are trying to get to maximum throughput on ftp over an LTE link. When we are downloading a file using ftp some duplicate ACKs are seen. Reading about the duplicate ACKs, I gather they are sent so ...