Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

How does the browser handle TCP OOB data from a server?

  • No replies
  • 1 has this problem
more options


I am interested in understanding whether browsers can handle TCP OOB data sent to them from a server? Is this something handled by the firefox browser explicitly? For instance, I request a web page (from my web server) using firefox browser, and I inject some OOB data in the middle of the response stream from the web server. It seems that if the OOB data is sent after an entire object (e.g. image, stylesheet, javascript) is returned, then the browser does not face any trouble in reading and loading that object. However, if the OOB data ended up being sent in the middle of an object's byte stream, then the browser may fail to load that object. I am not sure if the browser does not manage to receive the remaining of the object after the OOB data or it fails to load the object.

Any pointers would be very useful.

Thanks and regards