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Re: tcp connection

At 12:50 AM 6/19/00 +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
>It is called TCP - Transmission Control Protocol.  RFC793.

I'm starting to conclude that it's just called a "tcp connection".  But I'm
still reading through the RFC...  It was written in 1983 and for whatever
reason it seems to use the term socket and port interchangeably.  Seems like
they had different meanings than they do now.

I guess it's just coincidence that the common high level protocols all use
the same NVT settings.  Otherwise, telneting to a web server would fail.
Maybe its the NVT settings that are the highest common thread here, does
that standard have a name I wonder.

>If you have doc-rfc package installed:

Don't got that, but I found faqs.org.

>Anyone who calls the protocol "Transport Control Protocol" is stupid and
>should be ignored.  Instruct such people to read the documents and learn.

I've never heard anybody call it that.

>PS  There's no need to read 2500 RFC.  A zgrep of the indexes will usually
>allow you to find what you want rapidly.

I was being facetious. :)

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