Skip to main content

Increasing half-open tcp connections in windows xp and later systems

Sometimes we might need to increase the download speed for different downloads such as files, torrents  etc. On windows based systems to prevent rapid spreading of malwares from system to system microsoft introduced a limit to restrict half-open TCP connection limit to maximum of 10. This results in windows not to have more than 10 concurrent half-open outbound TCP connections. New connection attempts are put in a queue and forced to wait. Due to this speed of connection to other PCs is limited.You can change this configuration to your desired value in tcpip.sys file. The tcpip.sys file is a binary file hence require tool to do this. By increasing the half-open tcp connection limits, the tcp connection to remote pc becomes faster. make sure you use this feature carefully as your system might become target to malwares. Hence modify this configuration with all the necessary security measures( security softwares installed and configured )in place.The popular tool available to do this is available here



Popular posts from this blog

How to find firmware or boot ROM version in Mac OS X

Firmware and boot ROM version of your mac can be found in two ways.
Way 1 :
1. From "Apple" menu , choose "About This Mac" menu item. 2. Click " More Info " to open "System Profiler" application. 3. Under Contents -> Select Hardware Tree item.
On the right side panel Under hardware overview section, we can see Boot ROM Version and SMC (Firmware) Version.








Way 2 :
Run the below command in terminal to get boot ROM version and SMC(firmware) version :
$ system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep -i "Version" | awk -F ':' '{print $1 $2}'

How to decrypt the Filevault encrypted volume using Recovery HD ?

There might be a time where you want decrypt the FileVault encrypted mac, but you are facing issues in logging into Mac to perform decryption using system preferences. In such cases the following steps will help you in decrypting the disk using Recovery HD. Reboot the Mac, Go to recovery HD partition of the system. (To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the Command and R keys at startup.)Open Terminal application from Utilities -> Application. First will need to identify the Logical Volume UUID of the encrypted drive using the diskutil corestorage list command: diskutil corestorage list

      4.  Once you have the UUID of the logical volume as shown in above picture, you can then either             unlock or decrypt the encrypted volume using the following commands.
      a) Using the password of an authorised account or the recovery key ( Provided by the                                FileVault at the time of enabling it) on the command line            …