packet data format check

This is a discussion on packet data format check within the Networking/Device Communication forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i wanted to know if in a packet (between tcp and ip layers) we could check what kind of of ...

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    packet data format check

    i wanted to know if in a packet (between tcp and ip layers) we could check what kind of of a data it is carrying. say for ex text or video stream or audio stream or something like it. it would be of great help if some one could explain.
    even a fish would not have been in danger had it kept its mouth shut.

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    A stream of data could be anything from text to binary or even encrypted data. You can monitor the stream and look at the data as raw text. If it is unprotected text, then you'd know the stream is comprised of text.

    Kuphryn

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