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TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols by W. Richard Stevens

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Appendix E. Configurable Options

We've seen many features of TCP/IP that we've had to describe with the qualifier "it depends on the configuration." Typical examples are whether or not UDP checksums are enabled (Section 11.3), whether destination IP addresses with the same network ID but a different subnet ID are local or nonlocal (Section 18.4), and whether directed broadcasts are forwarded or not (Section 12.3). Indeed, many operating characteristics of a given TCP/IP implementation can be modified by the system administrator.

This appendix lists some of the configurable options for the various TCP/IP implementations that have been used throughout the text. As you might expect, every vendor does things differently from all others. Nevertheless, ...

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