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  • Is SCTP not used in the networking world?

    I've been reading up on my networking books lately and I've just come across that there's a third transport layer standard besides TCP and UDP: SCTP. To be honest, I've never heard of SCTP before. Why is it so unknown in the networking world? Is it not used that much?

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  • Open the TCP receive window

    Increase the window size to increase performance.

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  • Why TCP traffic spikes with source port zero should sound an alarm

    Are spikes in TCP traffic with source port zero warning signs that future attacks are imminent? Discover why enterprises should be concerned.

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  • Secure remote Linux logging with rsyslog

    The rsyslog daemon allows a choice between UDP, TCP and RELP logging protocols for your Linux system. TCP and RELP offer guaranteed log messaging, for more secure logs.

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  • Snort’s Stream5 and TCP overlapping fragments

    Stream5 is a critical aspect of the inspection and detection equation of IDS Snort. It performs based on its specific configuration and thus must be configured correctly. Learn how this powerful Snort preprocessor addresses several aspects of network-centric traffic inspection in this edition of...

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  • Deep packet inspection: Who needs it for network traffic management?

    Using deep packet inspection (DPI) is a great way to analyze Internet traffic and bandwidth use beyond the TCP headers, when its use doesn't violate network traffic management regulations. Carriers may find that if they don't embrace DPI, their competitors may use it to their own advantage.

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  • TCP offload’s promises and limitations for enterprise networks

    TCP offload products free up limited CPU resources in network-intensive data centers. But TCP offload is no panacea and can introduce more problems.

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  • Using TCP stack, segmentation, receive side scaling or checksum offload

    Smart network adapters offload RSS, checksum and other tasks from the server's CPU and noticeably improve performance if you choose features wisely.

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  • What’s the difference between SONET/SDH, DWDM and OCx — Why not just use TCP?

    We live in a virtual world where most of us have network access in our homes -- the Internet -- which is a virtual network...

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