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For questions about Internet Protocol (IP), an OSI layer-3 network protocol. There are two current IP versions in use: IPv4 and IPv6.

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What layers of the TCP/IP model does an SDN involve?

New to Software-Defined Networks. I know that an SDN involves an Application plane, a control plane and infrastructure plane. By definition, I know that the application plane is in the Application ...
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Question on windowing and determing connection speed

Hi i'm just learning computer networks and i have learned about windowing in tcp And my question is does we determine connection speed using windowing? I mean computer know the number of packets and ...
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In IP, to what extent are the network addresses coordinates?

Routing of data relies on being able to reach the destination address. There are network addressing systems proposed where the addresses are coordinates, Vivaldi from MIT, for example. The routing in ...
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How does NAT ensure that every machine has a unique public IP?

I am trying to understand the distinction between public and private IP addresses in IPv4 networking. The picture I've been told has some problems with it, so I would like to present it here and ask ...
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Can communication to broadcast 224.0.0.1 be made to reach hosts outside of the local subnet?

I been asked the question if it is possible for an a IP host to use multicast to address 224.0.0.1 in order to reach (and get a response from) another host which is not on the local network segment ...
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When IP header of length 22bytes is there then how padding will work?

My base IPv4 header of 20bytes + 2bytes i used for Options making it 22bytes means 176bits so padding will add 16 Zeroes to make it multiple of 32? is this correct way to understand? Boundary of ...
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How to Run Static IP Through Comcast Business Class Modem to Router?

I apologize in advance for this kind of nebulous question, but I'm very stuck after many hours of trying and I need help. Here's what I have: Newest model of the Comcast Business Class Modem/Router ...
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Why the first octet of a MAC address always end with a binary 0?

I stumbled upon a piece of code on GitHub: https://github.com/adeverteuil/bash-ula-generator/blob/master/gen-ula.sh # Generate an EUI64 from the MAC address # as described in RFC 3513 # https://tools....
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How data travel from a node to a destination IP address? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a lot of devices which connect to a single switch, and the switch itself connects to a router which provide Internet connection. Whenever an application on a node needs to ...
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What's the DF flag mean in IP packet header?

In the IP package, there is DF flag: Don't Fragment. I have doubt about it, is it mean let all the L3 device do not to fragment the IP packet (if the L3 device found it is bigger than MTU, device ...
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How to understand the Flags is IP_MF, what will happen?

For data packets whose length exceeds the MTU of the interface, fragmentation processing is required. The fields related to fragmentation in the IP header are as follows: Identification - Used to ...
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Why do we need Dynamic IP, if all devices are already provided with IP address

Why there is a need for DHCP server, when all devices already have a IP allocated to them?
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Is this scheme- An Ip camera network completely isolated from rest of Intranet

IP camera network completely isolated from rest of the Intranet work and for connecting each IP camera at mutually 900 m TO 1.5 km distanc to switch near NVR about 800 to 1.5 km from each IP camera ...
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What determines the private ip addresses? [closed]

Right now, I am using internet at home, and my private ip address is 192.168.x.x. At work my private ip address is 10.x.x.x. In both of the scenarios, I did not play any role in selecting my ip, I ...
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Is this translation possible on a router, or do I need a proxy?

Is this possible, I cannot seem to find a solution for it.. Using NAT,I have this config (this is on packet tracer) interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0 ip nat inside ...
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Why Internet protocol is divided in rows?

In simple words, why IP packet is divided in rows each one is 32 bit in length? For example this attached image shows the IP packet has 32 bit in the first row then another 32 bit and so on. Is it ...
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Why can my ISP use 172.39.29.71 as local network IP? [closed]

I just check my IP routing? and it turns to be: IP:10.29.66.27 -> 172.39.29.71 -> x.x.x.x my outmost IP, which I get by Google "my ip". As far as I know, 172.16.0.0/12 is the one of the 3 private ...
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What's the difference between DHCP Disabled or Relay on an access point?

I am trying to turn my old router to an access point for the new router, I assigned an IP address in the range of the new one and when I went to disable DHCP there was another option which is Relay ...
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How to do subnetting on IPV6 for non nibble boundaries?

As I was reading this article on How to: calculating IPv6 subnets outside the nibble boundary https://blog.apnic.net/2018/08/10/how-to-calculating-ipv6-subnets-outside-the-nibble-boundary/ The author ...
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Remote Host Neighbor Cache Entry State after Neighbor Solicitation request

When a Host A sends for the first time a NS request to another Host B, host B answers with a NA. In Host A Neighbor Cache, the state Entry for host B gets from INCOMPLETE to REACHABLE, when NA comes ...
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Why can't we have duplicated IPs?

This may be a really dumb question, but I like to turn upside down what I already know sometimes, that way I can learn more. For example, given a network 192.168.0.0/24, I have a device inside with ...
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How does IP assignment work for servers and data centers

If I had an IP address (for example bought range for my company), and 2 ISPs fibres, how would it be possible to set my network card to have same IP adress accessible from both connections? (know its ...
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Varible Length Subnet Masking - Smaller subnet with two larger subnets on each side?

Background: I'm redesigning a network of virtual machines. The virtual machines are all on 10.0.2.0/24 and 10.0.3.0/29 networks, the physical network is a 172.32.255.225/28 network, which stands ...
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What happens if we try to access an IP Address that does no exist

Beginner Question: I just read an article talking about how the internet works and how routers make sure that packets arrive at the destination. However there is one thing that is not explained ...
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Setting Destination MAC address for RTP/UDP packets

I have a requirement where I have to send the UDP packet to a destination multicast IPv6 address. In addition to that the packets must also have corresponding destination multicast MAC address set. I ...
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Why does TCP need segments if the network layer automatically breaks things up into fragments?

I'm trying to better understand the difference between IP fragments and TCP segments (https://www.shubhsblog.com/tech/difference-ip-fragmentation-tcp-segmentation.html) and there's one thing I'm not ...
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How to get a static IP address? [closed]

I need to get a static IP address to access to a service that only allows specific IP (I can manage the whitelist). The problem: my public IP is dynamic. I'd like to : be able to activate this ...
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Why does Nmap not detect a host which is active and responds to Ping?

I have connected to another laptop via the LAN cable, i am able to access the services running on the other laptop via Ip & Port. When i Ping that Ip, the machine is successfully responding. But ...
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localhost vs local IP address: traffic flow [closed]

Let's say I have a server with IP address 192.168.0.1 that is running a network service (I don't think it is important what kind - let's say a webserver on port 80). If I am on the server itself and ...
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Do extension headers in IPv6 increase the header length

I was reading about IPv6. It says the header is of a fixed size i.e. 40 bytes, then how come is it able to accommodate extension headers. Doesn't this alter the size of headers. Please help, cant ...
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How to handle ICMP-in-IPv6 or ICMPv6-in-IPv4?

Since ICMP and ICMPv6 have different IP protocol numbers, it's technically possible for an IPv4 host to receive an ICMPv6 packet or for an IPv6 host to receive an ICMP packet. Is the host's behavior ...
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IP addresses from public IP block in my LAN

If I have NAT or PAT applied on edge router, Would it matter if I use IP addresses from public block in my LAN? And how?
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How to tell apart the type of the mask(subnet-supernet-net mask)

Say we have the the IP address 10.2.8.230/24 Anyone could say the following: It just represents a normal network:10.2.8.0/24 Or it is a subnet because normally this IP address is in the class A ...
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Is IP an abstraction

If packets "hop" from network device to network device across networks using MAC addresses, resolved by ARP, does this suggest that IP is essentially an abstraction? By abstraction, I mean, the ...
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What does it mean when the last digits of an IP address change? [closed]

So in a case where I have an IP address, 162.158.68.xxx, what is happening when those values in xxx change? I ask because I'm looking at requests going through to my application's server and one of ...
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Addressing for a WAN, LAN and DMZ

I was wondering about the addressing for certain types of networking areas... I use 192.168.0.0 for a LAN network, 10.0.0.0 for a WAN and 172.16.0.0 for a DMZ. But I've been confused why a 10.0.0.0 ...
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Using an Ethernet cable and USB Ethernet adapter at the same time?

What would happen on using an Ethernet cable connected to one network and then plugging in another Ethernet cable but using an USB Ethernet adapter from a different network. Would it connect to both ...
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How do devices with static IP behave themselves when plugged to a new network? [closed]

I'm trying to understand how to determine if a device plugged to my PC with Ethernet cable has a static IP. What I'm trying to do is to sniff DHCP packets that it sends and by looking at DHCPDISCOVER ...
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ACL: Deny specific host not working

I'm trying to create an acl for use with a nat but I can't get the deny statements working. All hosts on a private network should be accessible, except from a server which should not be accessible ...
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How to architect a globally distributed website, from an IP address perspective

I would like to have a website that is loaded fast from any point in the world. From my understanding, you need to take advantage of the data center "regions" at places like Google Cloud or AWS. That'...
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How does cellular data differ from an ISP, and what can be tracked?

Are IP addresses given to a phone static or not? Also, how can phone companies keep track of a person if they wanted to find them? For example, I don't have an account and use a pre-paid card. I'm ...
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Is it possible that two servers were configured with the same ip under the same switch

I have two physical servers, their configuration as following: ServerI: IPADDR=10.1.1.5 NETMASk=255.255.255.0 ServerII: IPADDR=10.1.1.5 (Same IP) NETMASk=255.255.0.0 (different NETMASK) Because of ...
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Public and Private IPs

I wondered if someone could explain this to me. At work we have a firewall that connects to the Internet and has an external IP configured on it via DHCP. The firewall's WAN port connects to an ...
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why can't we use the sequence number to distinguish them since every packet has a different sequence number? [closed]

It is a question from Networking stanford course. A server typically listens for TCP connections on a particular port (e.g. 80 for HTTP or 22 for SSH). Which fields can the server use to ...
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Does an IP address with host part zero's represent a network, or a network interface in a network?

If the host part of a IPv4 address is all zero (e.g. 192.168.1.0 in a network with mask 255.255.255.0), does the address represent the network, or a network interface in the network? Thanks.
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IHL(Internet Header Length) field is 4 bit long and specifies the header length in 32 bit words. What does it mean?

I am trying to understand IPv4. I cannot understand
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What IP address can't be the source address in a packet?

I heard that the destination address in a packet can't be 0.0.0.0. Is there any IP address (including special ones) which can't be the source address in a packet? Thanks.
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Why do IPv6 unique local addresses have to have a /48 prefix?

According to RFC 4193, unique local addresses will always have a prefix of FD00::/8.. but according to Wikipedia: The block fd00::/8 is defined for /48 prefixes, formed by setting the forty least-...
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what does the flag and mtu means in here

Reading some logs from my system it states eth0: flags 4163 < up, broadcast, running, multicast> mtu I am not sure what is the meaning of the flag here down below I see eth1,2,3 has the same flag ...
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What can an IP address be assigned to?

What can an IP address be assigned to? A network interface, which is what I thought originally. (I seem to hear a network interface can have multiple IP addresses assigned to it, and if it is true, ...

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