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VPN or TLSv1 for securing a programs protocol from field device to mainframe

I am working on a product that requires devices to exists anywhere in the world hooked up to the internet though cell modems or on WLAN lines which communicates to a server(s) that exists elsewhere in ...
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How do I optimize a web application for high-latency users?

Basically, I have an application that does searches and requests results from a backend via long polling. It connects to the backend which collects results for 500 ms then sends them back to the ...
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Difference between networking programming and socket programming

Are there any major differences when we talk about "socket programming" compared to "network programming"? Are there some topics that cover "network programming" but not "socket programming"?
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How a port “listens”, pull or push?

When you write a code to listen from a port, like 80 for example, what happens under the hood? Is the method the OS uses to listen is pull, or push? In other words, does the OS checks that port every ...
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solve TOR edge node problem by using .onion proxy?

I would like to improve the TOR network, where the exit nodes are a vulnerability to concealing traffic. From my understanding, traffic to .onion sites are not decrypted by exit nodes, so therefore - ...
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How does an online game continue after the host leaves?

Note: This is a question about networking, not gaming. I'm using StarCraft merely as an example. The game StarCraft (not StarCraft 2) supports online play. One person hosts, and other people join. ...
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Is Linux a neccessity for learning network?

I'm a web developer interested in learning network. I work on Windows platform. Many of my friends and colleagures believe that to learn netwrok, I should become familiar with Linux platform. Should ...
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Group messaging of computers over internet

I want to be able to send messages between computers on the internet network but with minimal functionality requirement are- 1)computers can join/leave the group (I expect the group size to be a ...
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How did programmers use networking to share expensive computer resources in the 60's and 70's?

I'm young and wasn't alive during the 60's and 70's to experience networking and programming as it once was. I have been watching some talks by Van Jacobson on Content Centric Networking, and in ...
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UDP segments that are lost

i know that UDP does not care about segment (packet) order and their arrival on the destination. then how on earth are we able to stream videos? if a segment is lost (doesn't reach the destination), ...
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How to network effectively to get a job [closed]

I have been working for 5 years at the same company now. I want to go and find a new job. Finding jobs or getting interview calls has been difficult, there are have far and few. And to compound the ...
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i want to make some programmer friends but dont know where to really look [closed]

I know this is one good place but what I'm really looking for is contacts, maybe seeing them online, have intelligent conversations etc. Where I live there isn't that many programmers around me ...
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Network application framework/API/etc

With all the web2.0 hype and webapps being all the rage, the only advantage from a corporate POV that I can think of webapps having is that it is easier to service your user base: upgrades become ...
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How to network with other developers?

What suggestions would you give to find networking opportunities or to network at user groups and other developer venues? For instance, if you went to a code camp, would you try to network with other ...
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Approaches that cater for poor connectivity

First off some background info My company has a software as a service model where people log onto our servers and do work. In order to support that application we have a utility application that ...
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Serverless protocol [closed]

Ok programmers, here's one for you. I'm writing an open source IM client/protocol as a learning exercise and to scratch my itch about some problems with current protocols. However, I'm poor. I do ...
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confusion between these two networking terms: transmission rate vs. propagation speed [closed]

I read this in TCP/IP PROTOCOL SUITE second edition, written by Behrouz A. Forouzan and Sophia Chung Fegan. In traditional Ethernet, the minimum frame length is 520 bits, the transmission rate is ...
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Need pointers on my first Windows program [duplicate]

I'm a Unix programmer and I need to write a (hopefully simple) program for Windows that does the following: (1) Installs from a USB drive (2) Somehow integrates with the OS at a low-level in such a ...
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Is it possible to write a program that pipes the sound from one computer through the sound card of another? [closed]

I have a case where I need to use one computer's sound card to play sound but I want the sound to be generated at another computer that's on the same network as the other. Ideally the program that ...
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What could be my path? Networking, programming, or something else? [closed]

Well first and foremost, I would like to give my brief description: I was an aviation student but I didn't pursue that path because I lost my interest. Now I'm an I.T. student and currently stopped ...
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Can I use silverlight for building SocialNetworking applicaiton?

I am wondering: how feasible it would be to start developing a social networking website entirely based on silverlight; This has been fairly discussed over the years in favor of HTML. Has something ...
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Source code for TCP/IP stack

Am looking for an open source code for the TCP/IP stack. An explanation along the lines of the stack would also help me in understanding the different modules and their interactions. I tried searching ...
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What are all things that do/can happen when a user enters in a web page's URL?

Sorry if this is a naive title. I am trying to break into web development. I have taken a basic intro to OS, intro to Networking as part of my bachelors degree several years ago. I cannot say that we ...