Security Assessment of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (tcpm WG)
Author Fernando Gont 
Last updated 2011-01-20 (latest revision 2010-02-19)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document contains a security assessment of the specifications of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and of a number of mechanisms and policies in use by popular TCP implementations. Additionally, it contains best current practices for hardening a TCP implementation.


Fernando Gont (

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