CISSP Question of the Day – 6-16-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Networking

TCP, the Transmission Control Protocol, is referred to as being a ‘connection-oriented’ protocol. This, in part, means that client and server must first establish a connection before transmitting any data. The connection setup process is referred to as the “3-Way Handshake”. Which of the following is the appropriate order and direction of packets sent during the handshake?

  1. SYN from Server to Client, SYN/ACK from Client to Server, ACK from Server to Client
  2. SYN/ACK from Client to Server, SYN from Server to Client, ACK from Server to Client
  3. SYN from Client to Server, SYN/ACK from Server to Client, ACK from Client to Server
  4. SYN from Client to Server, ACK from Server to Client, ACK/PSH from Client to Server
  5. SYN/PSH from Client to Server, ACK/PSH from Server to Client, ACK from Client to Server



Check Your Answer


  1. SYN from Client to Server, SYN/ACK from Server to Client, ACK from Client to Server

Supporting Links:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Control_Protocol#Connection_establishment


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