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Can I get some help figuring out where and why this is occuring?

Here is a link to the capture file:

I am attempting to send an HL7 message to an application on a remote server.

asked 05 Jan '16, 11:24

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I can spot the following two things in the trace:

  1. There is a retransmission of the Initial SYN packet.
  2. The server terminates the session with an RST packet. The RST packet contains the Acknowledgement for the whole of packet #7

So if I where you, I would check the server side (logfile analysis or additional trace) or/and the Layer4 / Layer7 devices (FW or loadbalancer) on the network path.

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answered 05 Jan '16, 13:12

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edited 05 Jan '16, 13:16

To clarify, when you say the server terminates the session, are you saying the destination server terminates it, or the source server?

(05 Jan '16, 13:22) thebrain

Yes I mean the

(05 Jan '16, 13:30) Christian_R

@thebrain, the word "server" has an exact meaning in protocols like tcp, where the "client" is the party which sends the initial request (in this case, to establish a tcp session) and the "server" is the party which expects and fulfils/responds such requests (and it usually does so on a fixed, "well-known" port identifying the particular application/service accessible using tcp transport, like http, telnet, ..., while a client is using a temporarily assigned arbitrary port to send the request).

The fact that powerful "non-personal" computers are called "servers" too is a regrettable source of confusion :-)

(05 Jan '16, 15:00) sindy
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