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Packet Pub Quiz Video Answer - Proper TCP SYN Response

First thing I want to do is thank everyone who came out to the virtual pub quiz events at

I thought it would be helpful to pick some questions, explain the answers and possibly show you a few tips or tricks along the way. The statement in the quiz was “The appropriate response to a TCP SYN is ____” and the correct answer is SYN ACK.

I think the word “appropriate” may have thrown some people off. When I say appropriate I mean a successful connection because the connection request might fail.

In this video I will show you how to prove or disprove the answer.


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