TCP and IP are two important protocols used in networking today. Due to their importance, the Internet Protocol Suite is also commonly known as "TCP/IP"

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Max client TCP connections through a router

I've just been thinking about what the maximum number of client connections would be out of my home LAN to a single server on the internet. My home router is also NAT'ing the connections to convert ...
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Isolating one router port from the rest

I don't know much about TCP/IP and what I'm trying to do seems fairly basic to me but I can't seem to figure it out. I have one central router connecting to my ISP, and all computers connected to ...
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Where are my TIME_WAITs on Mac OS X?

No TIME_WAITs on Mac OS X Normally, when a TCP connection is closed, the socket on the side where close() is called first is left in the TIME_WAIT state. When one of the peers is a Mac OS X (Lion) ...
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How does Windows 2008 specifically select ephemeral ports (does it test to avoid conflicts)?

I have a server application which uses permanently connected incoming ports within the range that W2k8 now uses in the IANA recommended range of ~49000-65000. (For legacy reasons it's extremely ...
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Host doesn't send ACK-SYN packets for transparent proxy

I am setting up a transparent proxy using haproxy, the setup works without the 'source 0.0.0.0 usesrc client' line. When I add that line in, the endpoint is called from the original client's ip ...
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NetDiag + TCP Blocking?

We are facing some issue with the sharepoint 2007 timer jobs everyday at a specific time, so decide to track the tcp blocking informartion during those hours using NetDiag tool. We are not able to ...
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high availabilty port forwarding in mswindows

I need port forwarding for a mswindows host, but I need something which can handle more than one target with fail over. There are no end of tools to do this on Linux/Unix (haproxy, balance, ...
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Multiple Homed Windows 2008 Server / Windows 7 Client

I have a small Windows 2008 network, with some Windows 7 clients. The clients are both laptops with docking stations and I would like them to communicate with the Windows 2008 server (for filesharing) ...
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Changing TCP/IP IPID sequence generation algorithm on Windows Server

a recent security review on a customers webserver yielded the following results: "[...] The system under test is using incremental ip ids. This means that every outgoing ip packet has an ...
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Static ip addressed hardware unreachable

I need help, I have multiple things (NAS box's and the like) on a static 10.10.10.x network. My new situation forced me to use an Air Card on one laptop and using Internet connection sharing to allow ...
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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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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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RPC SERVER is unavailable

windows 2003 is getting this error. restart the machine or just the network connection fix the problem. date and time is the same one. tcp/ip is started and running remote registry is running the ...
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Long TCP/IP Connect time (20-40s) with Apache 2.4, mod_proxy_ajp, Tomcat 7.0.39 running on Windows Server 2008 R2

The initial connection to an Apache HTTP Server is taking a very long time (20-40s), but the subsequent connection is very fast (<50ms). I use Apache HTTP Server as a load balancer using ...
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SQL Server 2008 intermitent error 40 running parallel queries

Here's our setup : We are using Red Gate SQL Multi-Script to run queries on our ~1000 databases which reside on a single SQL Server 2008. SQL Multi Script can be configured to run queries in ...
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AFP / Apple Filling Protocol aka Netatalk access over Internet

I got a simple cloud server and thought it would be nice to have mac native afp Volumes accesss. Installed Netatalk and this seems to work pretty nice. No sensitive data or something but I don't ...
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Detecting TCP/IP connection drop issues in my application

I have a desktop application which talks to a server using TCP/IP. It was working before but now we are running into an issue. The log message on the server shows that the socket is disconnected after ...
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connection established, waiting

I work for some administration. We are responsible for app development, I'm personnaly responsible for the software application servers (Glassfish) and there is a team which manages the infrastructure ...
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TCP/IP Printing Issue in Windows Server 2008

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Entrprise in a VM on my laptop. I am having problems setting up a printer. It's an HP PSC 1355 - drivers were installed automatically when I plugged the device into ...
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No transmission via IP

I'm using netstat on Win XP to check protocol transmission details for TCP, IP, and ICMP. There is transmission only in TCP. No transmission in ICMP is understandable since it's for errors and I ...
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Need help getting StateServer to work, trying to decipher WireShark to figure out why

I'm using WireShark to try to figure out why I can't get my ASP.NET application (which is deployed to IIS6) to use a remote ASP.NET StateServer. For the record, StateServer works if my application is ...
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Firewall Connections fail to open under load

Problem : During High load , our applications are encountering errors : java.net.connection Time out. After some investigation , we found out that it was Firewall the root cause, but still don't know ...
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Routing to an external ip

I have a bunch of equipment (RTUs) that connect to a server to download data using a fixed ip and port. Due to change of ISP provider I need to change the ip of the server that handles these RTUs to ...
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Can a large number of network hardware interrupts cause a machine to be underutilized?

I don't know much about networking sorry. I'm building a client / server where the server streams a lot of data to the client and I'm trying to maximise throughput (through TCP). If I run both client ...
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How to know the source of certain TCP traffic on AIX

We have two AIX boxes, one for production system and another for testing. both systems are running ATM machine switches, where the ATM device is connected via TCP socket. we had an issue on ...
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Corrupted files when downloading with HTTP

With my UMTS connection most archives > 50 MB are corrupted when downloading them via HTTP. The problem should not reside in my network, because I have an additional ADSL connection. When I switch to ...
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What should happen when receiving an ICMP Fragmentation Needed message?

In general, and in particular on a Solaris 10 machine ... See, we are having an issue in our network. I handle some reverse proxy instances on a Solaris 10 server that is behind a load balancer, and ...
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Event id 4227 tcp/ip warnings on Windows 7

We're deploying a new image out to the field, and we're seeing tcp/ip event id 4227 warnings periodically throughout the day (1-3 a day). The event message reads as follows: TCP/IP failed to ...
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Can a firewall handle packets being sent to it by a network TAP?

We have the intention of examining incoming mails for security purposes. In order to do so we figured out the solution will include: Network TAP - To copy all SMTP traffic to the firewall Firewall - ...
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An already acknowledged data sequence number is coming back as null byte repeatedly

There is a transaction processing server (TP-Server) to which my application (Client) connects to. We are seeing a strange packet sequence where in the TP-Server is sending a PUSH packet with a null ...
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Printer lpd daemon refuses print job if a command's new-line sent separately — bug?

I'm encountering some printer LPD daemons which work fine if the new-line is sent in the same packet as the command, but break if the new-line is sent in a separate packet. Is that a bug in these ...
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switch OFF syn cookies

We have several servers they have public IP's, but work together (one is with Load Balancer, orther with Apache Web server, other with MySQL and so on. Most of the ports are fire-walled, so only ...
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NIC Teaming , Multi-Homed, Active/Passive

I'm fairly new to NIC Teaming.. So I apologize if I’m not making any sense while describing this. I’ve, of course, set up plenty of simple Active/Active NIC teams for our servers without any issues ...
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Network Transfer Rate on SMB/FTP

We're trying to optimise our network transfer rate from the client PCs to the file server, but having no luck. If I run an iperf test between a client PC (Windows XP) and our server (Linux) with a ...
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Outbound TTL of TCP/UDP connections on Server 2003 changes to 1

We have 4 2003 servers in an environment. Earlier this week, we had a problem where two of servers suddenly were unable to access the internet. Here's an overview of what I determined through ...
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sshd with port forwarding left connections to localhost without counterparty process

After temporary tunnel setup from X.X.X.X , from where I ran ssh -R 1089:localhost:1089 for several days, I have noticed this. I wonder what processes is 2494/sshd connected to, as no counterparty ...
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Early tear down of communication

I have an application which performs an LDAP search which works in one domain but not in the other, when analyzing the packets sent between the application server and the domain controller being ...
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Connection Timeout Issues - Solaris 11 SPARC

We're currently running some performance tests using Solaris 11 (SPARC) on some large hardware. The tests, which consist of sending SOAP requests (50kb per request), are running well up until we get ...
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise - Print Server Role - TCP/IP Print Server Service Won't Start

I have a few Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition Servers running Printer Server Roles. On these servers there are two system services: Print Spooler and TCP/IP Print Server (LPDSVC). The TCP/IP ...
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SSH attempt keeps failing, syn+ack does not reach machine

1 0.000000 10.0.0.1 10.1.1.0 TCP 66 49285 > ssh [SYN] Seq=0 Win=8192 Len=0 MSS=1260 WS=256 SACK_PERM=1 2 0.001160 10.1.1.0 10.0.0.1 TCP 66 ssh > 49285 [SYN, ACK] Seq=0 ...
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Linux + OpenVPN + SNAT + Failure on client grab the reply to it's own generated traffic

Ok, I'm really desesperate I need to release an openvpn deploy to get rid of a dying server. On the subject: I installed OpenVPN with a routed interface (tun0) into a server with a public IP + 3 ...
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tcp recycle and retransmission

TCP recycle reduces TIME WAIT by reusing sockets. It avoids collision with older packets by storing timestamp and receives packets with greater TCP timestamp. What happens when the client retransmits ...
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50% Throughput on direct connect XCOPY transfer

I have two Dell Servers with multiple gigabit network ports each. These run a sync process using XCOPY. To improve throughput and reduce overall network impact, I have dedicated a connection on each ...