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Service identification in TCP/IP : well-known versus random port numbers

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dc.contributor.advisor David D. Clark. en_US
dc.contributor.author Masiello, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-07T12:47:17Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-07T12:47:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/34537
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, Technology and Policy Program, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-52). en_US
dc.description.abstract The sixteen-bit well-known port number is often overlooked as a network identifier in Internet communications. Its purpose at the most fundamental level is only to demultiplex flows of traffic. Several unintended uses of the port number evolved from associating services with a list of well-known port numbers. This thesis documents those unintended consequences in an effort to describe the port number's influence on Internet players from ISPs to application developers and individual users. Proposals and examples of moving away from well-known port numbers to randomly assigned ones are then presented, with analysis of impacts on the political and economic systems on which Internet communication is dependent. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Elizabeth Masiello. en_US
dc.format.extent 52 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 3992371 bytes
dc.format.extent 3993242 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Technology and Policy Program. en_US
dc.title Service identification in TCP/IP : well-known versus random port numbers en_US
dc.title.alternative Service identification in Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol : well-known versus random port numbers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 70962855 en_US


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