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P2P File Transfer over TCP

File transfers usually take place via an intermediate server – Your files get uploaded to the intermediate server, and others download from the intermediate server instead of from you. On the other hand, in another perhaps less well-known class of file transfers, Peer-To-Peer (P2P) file transfers, the files get sent directly from you to the…

Monitoring Home Web Traffic With A Local DNS Proxy

What happens when you key in some domain name, say “banana.com”, into your laptop’s web browser and hit the enter button? Does your web browser automatically and magically connect to this domain, “banana.com”? How exactly does your web browser know where “banana.com” is even located at? To answer all these questions, we must first understand…