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Re: Network Riddle

  • From: Chris Rapier
  • Date: Fri Jun 29 10:54:25 2001


> For all practical purposes, the server is the process that is listening
> for incoming connections, while the client is the process that is issuing
> active opens to a server. There's no requirement for stable port numbers,
> and the roles are often flip-flopped around from their traditional
> interpretations (FTP-DATA, H.323, games, etc).

Yes, there is no absolute requirement but in terms of real world
applications this is how most of them seem to act. I am not trying to
take into account every variable or possiblity, only those that roughly
approximate observed traffic.




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