The TCP Split Handshake: Practical Effects on Modern Network Equipment

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Provided by: Macrothink Institute
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Many network engineers might presume that the TCP three way handshakes is the one, inviolate method of establishing TCP connections. A smaller percentage of engineers are also familiar with the little-used \"Simultaneous-open\" connection method of establishing TCP connections. Researchers have discovered a third means to initiate TCP sessions, dubbed the \"Split-handshake\" method, which blends features of both the three way handshake and the simultaneous-open connection. Popular TCP/IP networking stacks respect this novel handshaking method, including Microsoft, Apple, and Linux stacks, with no modification.
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