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Processing of TCP segments with Mirrored End-points

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Last updated: 2012-09-30 (latest revision 2012-03-29)
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This document describes a problem found in some popular implementations regarding the processing of TCP segments in which the local endpoint is equal to the remote endpoint. Additionally, it formally updates RFC 793 clarifying how this scenario should be handled.


Fernando Gont <>

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