Making a Connection With tcpdump, Part II

    Date18 Nov 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Using tcpdump we can analyze the PDUs that establish and terminate a TCP/IP connection. TCP uses a special mechanism to open and close connections. The tcpdump output below display data from different connection scenarios between host 192.168.2.10 and 192.168.2.165. The following . . . Using tcpdump we can analyze the PDUs that establish and terminate a TCP/IP connection. TCP uses a special mechanism to open and close connections. The tcpdump output below display data from different connection scenarios between host 192.168.2.10 and 192.168.2.165. The following tcpdump command and options were used to generate output.

    Before examining the output, let's take a detour and get a brief overview of TCP/IP connection management. This small detour will assist those individuals who are new to protocols. To guarantee a reliable connection (startup and shutdown), TCP uses a method in which three messages are exchanged. The process is called a three-way-handshake. To startup a connection.

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