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Transmission Control Protocol (Tcp)

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)  Today, the majority of application protocols use the Internet’s reliable Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The functionality of TCP  is designed to be adequate not only for Internet applications but also for the variety of underlying networks.            The protocol aims at providing a reliable service with the following features:        1. Fairness […]

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What are RADIUS AAA Servers? According to Convery, S.(2007)1: “RADIUS was developed by Livingston Enterprises (now part of Alcatel-Lucent) in the early 1990s, became an Internet standard through the IETF in 1997, and today is the most widely accepted AAA protocol. Another widely adopted AAA protocol, which predates RADIUS as an RFC by four years, […]

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TCP/IP Protocol: Why It is Not Secure

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) is a set of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet and most commercial networks run. However, from a security standpoint, it is not inherently secure. To understand why, we must first look at the history of TCP/IP. TCP/IP was designed more than 30 […]

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