The Transport Control Protocol (TCP) is a low-level part of the protocol stack used by the Internet. It sits directly above the IP layer and is responsible for making sure that dropped packets are resent.

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How does the server find out what client port to send to?

As I understand it this is what happens when a client makes a connection request: The server will be bound to a particular port number. The port number is always bound to a listening process. Since ...
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How can I tell if a TCP port is open or not? [closed]

I am trying to implement socket programming in C. When I try to connect from a client to a server (Ubuntu), it shows an error like "connection failed". So I think the problem is with the port. I am ...
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ssh will sporadically hang temporarily on fast connection

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, connected to my router at home. When working from home, I will ssh into the servers on campus, through a vpn, with X11 forwarding. ssh -X ...
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Performance of unix sockets vs TCP ports

For example on php-fpm: #listen = 127.0.0.1:9000 listen = /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock Is there any major performance differences between using unix socket-based listeners over TCP ports? (Not ...
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detect process that executes portscans

I have to administer an ubuntu 12.04 server, where there seem to go portscans to the whole subnet. How can I find out the process that does the scans? pstree init─┬─acpid ...
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How to 'free' a TCP port?

I have some code that listens to a specific TCP port. However, when I stop this code and restart it quickly afterwards, I see the error ERROR: could not bind to socket on 0.0.0.0:7700 If I wait a ...
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No ports can be found using port scan

Problem: I have a laptop and a server (Home-Server) with fc17. They are both using the desktop environment. I am trying to set up a VNC server on Home-Server so that I can set everything up without ...
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Ephemeral port : What is it and what does it do?

I suddenly came across the term "ephemeral port" in a Linux article that I was reading, but the author did not mention what it is. What is an ephemeral port in UNIX?
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Why isn't hydra being disconnected?

I have SSHD running on port 5800 on some machine. (It is a my machine at home.) If I run this manually in a terminal: # ssh someIP -p 5800 The connection is lost because I am disconnected after 3 ...
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Enforce strict outbound ports (or ranges) for protocol

Is it possible to narrow the allowed range of outbound ports that can be used for a specific protocol (e.g. HTTP(S))? I understand that, by default, the system will randomly allocate any available ...
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How to connect to port immedeately, avoiding socket_bind(): unable to bind address?

When running a code that is supposed to read from a TCP/IP port I often get the following message (depending exactly what language have been used): socket_bind(): unable to bind address I know that ...
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Can we Bring Up eth1 after removing e1000e modules?

I am trying to setup TCP in RTnet. I am not sure whether its possible. I read that RTnet is not supporting TCP. Is that so? So now I am trying to setup rteth0 as server and eth1 as client. To setup ...
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Cannot create new service with xinetd in RHEL6

I've installed the Nagios on My RHEL 6.4(x64) machine. and i added one more module name called "NSCA" for some central monitoring solution.so the setup required add NSCA service detail under xinetd. ...
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iptables string not dropping packet from tcp streams while using conntrack and string

I'm facing an unusual issue where specific TCP steams are not getting dropped by iptables; instead it's like iptables is just removing those specific packets. We're getting the following traffic: ...
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Browser fails to reach any host on Solaris 8

I'm running Solaris 8 on a Sun Ultra 2 connected to a Verizon router. nslookup seems to work (it finds google.com) but the existing browser (Netscape 4.76 - yes - it's very old) fails to reach any web ...
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Read and parse XML input via TCP [closed]

I'm setting up something where I'll need to be able to setup a service that accepts input on a TCP port and then parses the XML provided and extracts the necessary data, then posts that to Google's ...
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configure allowed_tcp_congestion_control via config files in linux kernel

I am trying to come up with a custom set of TCP congestion control variants as part of the tcp_allowed_congestion_control. I do have multiple variants on my tcp_available_congestion_control list but ...
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Transfer a TCP connection from one Linux box to another behind NAT?

While experiencing an extremely slow download rate on one of my HTTP connections, I thought it'd be nice if I could just transfer the connection from my PC to an energy-saving home server that shares ...
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Is there a faster interface for info from /proc/net/tcp?

Given a linux TCP socket's inode (obtained via /proc/<pid>/fd), is there a faster way to look up the information that I can get from /proc/net/tcp about this socket? I have written a ...
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Is Port 13330 a standard-port?

I saw some programs using the port 13330. What is the meaning of this port? Is this port used by a special program?
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200ms latency between TCP send and tcpdump only with large messages

In our REHL server, latency between application send and tcpdump log is always very large for large messages, about 200 milliseconds (see below 697572-488690=208882 microseconds), whereas latency for ...
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rsh runs perfectly in normal user but not in root, very strange, why?

When I run command, rsh localhost pwd as a root It shows below output. connect to address 127.0.0.1 port 544: Connection refused Trying krb4 rsh... connect to address 127.0.0.1 port 544: Connection ...
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Checking if I can reach some ports from my computer

Is there a terminal command or something on OSX that I can use to test if I can reach some ports on a remote server? I know these ports are reachable on that server, because I can access them from ...
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What are the other congestion control algorithms specially designed for lossy Wireless Networks like LTE and WiMax?

I am trying different congestion control algorithms for getting maximum throughput and minimum delay across my setup for TCP flow.Please suggest other available algorithms apart from Veno, ...
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Linux Shell Script - Send command over TCP to Sharp Aquos

I'm writing a shell script that needs to send an 8 character string terminated with a x0d to a Sharp Aquos TV. An example is 'POWR1 \x0d' (POWR1 followed by three spaces and LF) The documentation ...
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How to send an email to myself on the same local machine (tcp port 25)

Does anyone know how to sent email to myself? I am trying to generate TCP traffic on port 25.
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How to display TCP handshake in Linux [closed]

Hi is there a way to display TCP handshake in Linux? Like for example this WIKI - TCP handshake Not exactly like the illustration but at least it would show client has sent SYN, ACK, FIN etc and the ...
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How to run Different congestion control algorithms in FEDORA 17 ..?

Earlier versions of Fedora has different loadable kernel modules which includes diffrent congestion control algorithms etc at (/lib/modules/"kernel-name"/kernel/ipv4).These are present in the form of ...
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Why my Http Proxy doesn't reply [SYN,ACK] after received a [SYN] packet from the client?

I have a http proxy running on Linux (RHEL 5.5), intermittently it doesn't reply [SYN,ACK] packet after received a [SYN] packet from the client. This issue can be recovered by restarting the proxy. I ...
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Why can't I use strace with rsh?

If I run rsh, it works, but prints some strange “Connection refused” messages at the beginning: $ rsh localhost pwd connect to address 127.0.0.1 port 544: Connection refused Trying krb4 rsh... ...
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Why does it take up to several minutes to clean a listening TCP port after a program dies?

If I kill a program that is listening on a TCP port, it takes up to several minutes until the port is reclaimed by the system and usable again. I've seen several Q/A mentioning this phenomenon, but ...
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Why TCP TIME-WAIT State is present at both ends after a connection termination?

I am reading how the TCP states work and especially the connection termination part. All of the books or online material I read, shows that for the termination procedure these states are followed ...
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Getting current TCP connection count on a system

Instead of doing wc -l /proc/net/tcp, is there a faster way of doing it? I just need a total count of tcp connections.
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Default value for SO_RCVTIMEO option on Solaris

Is there any way to find out what is the default value set for option SO_RCVTIMEO on Solaris 10? If there is a way to find out how would one go about changing it? P.S. I am aware of ability of ...
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Port forwarding and masquerading

What is the relationship between port-forwarding and masquerading? If server A is configured to masquerade its clients, and client B accesses the Internet through server A, then since client B is ...
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Is it more dangerous to connect to the net as root?

If I make some kind of tcp connection to the net as root, is that less safe then making the same tcp connection as a normal user? I have been suspecting for a while that by making a connection as ...
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Running a local port scan and found open ports but, don't know what they're used for?

I wrote a very basic python script to port scan my system. I'm running linux-mint lisa: open_ports = [] for port in xrange(65536): conn = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) ...
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What process is sending TCP SYNs on Solaris 10?

Some process on my Solaris 10 machine is sending TCP SYNs to a remote machine. The remote machine never responds, so the connection is not established. How do I find out what process is initiating ...
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Meaning of log entries from an iptables configuration

My router has Linux as its OS. The system log has a lot of rows about iptable and klogd that I don't understand, could someone explain them to me? The iptables setup: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING ...
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How do I ensure outbound TCP/IP traffic always uses a VPN, even when using Wifi?

I'd like to ensure that my VPN is started and running, before any TCP traffic from any of my background services send or receive data. How can I guarantee that this is the case? How do I handle ...
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Adjusting rsync TCP timeout

I'm using rsync in my own C++ program by issueing the command system("rsync -rauzvq root@host:/folder"); I use this for keeping multiple systems in sync. Now I have the problem that when a remote ...
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Closing socket connection on running console application

I am testing a chat bot and want to gracefully handle for times when the chat server isn't running so it can come back up when the service is available again. I have the programming handled. My ...
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Memory ussage for TCP or named pipe message buffers?

I have a group of programs that I was stress testing today. I drastically shot up the input load to the program and it worked at first, but I had an apparent memory leak sucking up memory. The only ...
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What is the relation between DISPLAY :1.0 and port 5901

When I start a new X server using vncserver I can connect it using port 5901. From, say, a terminal, I can also do a: export DISPLAY=:1.0 xterm (it's just an example) And I get an xterm on the ...
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How to detect out-bound port from PID

I have several applications that run on random ports. How would I take the pid or the file location and find which port it is running on? Example of desired output: www-data/apache = 80 ...
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testing services/open ports with telnet?

I often see that folks test ports this way: //shell telnet ip-address 80 telnet ip-address 25 AFAIK telnet was the old way of getting onto some remote box - right? or so I thought... Why exactly ...
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Can't connect remotely to server running redhat (ec2)

I created a RedHat 6.1 VM with EC2. Logged in as root, I installed (unzipped) JDK1.7 in /root/bin/jdk1.7.0 and installed (unzipped) GlassFish 3.1.1 in /root/bin/glassfish3. I set JAVA_HOME and ...
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How to listen to all ports (UDP and TCP) or make them all appear open in Debian

I got an external Debian server. The problem is that my university campus doesn't allow connections to go outside when the port is different than TCP port 22, 80, 443, or UDP port 123. I tested them ...
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php mail not working in rhel server?

I have installed roundcube mail and when it tried to use installer which uses php mail it is loading for 5 to 10 minutes and then telling me 'ok' but no mail comes to me. smtp_port is 25 host is ...
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Route incoming network requests for a given port to different applications

I have an application that listens for connections on a port, but I occasionally take it down for updates and the like. I'd like a way to configure the system such that if that program is running, ...