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Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach

Computer Networking : A Top-down Approach

Authors: James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
ISBN: 9780132856201
Edition: 6
Chapter: Transport Layer
Exercise: Review
Question: 15

 

Question

Suppose Host A sends two TCP segments back to back to Host B over a TCP connection. The first segment has sequence number 90; the second has sequence number 110.

a. How much data is in the first segment?

b. Suppose that the first segment is lost but the second segment arrives at B. In the acknowledgment that Host B sends to Host A, what will be the acknowledgment number?

Answer

a)

Consider sequence numbers,First segment=90

                                               Second segment=110

                                               Data in the first segment=110-90

                                                                                      =20

 

b) Consider the first segment is lost but the second segment arrives at B. In the acknowledgment that Host B sends to Host A, then the acknowledgment number will be first segment of sequence number, that is 90.

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