Casey Bralla on 19 May 2012 06:54:38 -0700

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[PLUG] What is www-ldap-gw Protocol

I'm  currently hacking a "ixp3" clock (it's one of those groovy persistance of 
vision clocks, but this one gets messages through the internet).

I've been using wireshark to sniff the packets, and one of ht efirst things this 
clock does is contact the mothership with this protocol:

Source                     Destination                        Packet
ixp3-Clock-Address	www-ldap-gw > http [SYN] Seq=0 Win=1500 
Len=0 MSS=536	ixp3-Clock-Address	http > www-ldap-gw [SYN, ACK] Seq=0 
Ack=1 Win=16384 Len=0 MSS=1460

ixp3-Clock-Address	www-ldap-gw > http [ACK] Seq=1 Ack=1 
Win=1500 Len=0

After this sequence is finished, it relies on http traffic to communicate.

Can anybody explain what this is doing?  

Casey Bralla

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