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SubjectRe: 2.1.103 won't connect to ftp.kernel.org
[ on a slow (4 second roundtrip time) link... ]
> Final ack for three-way handshake -> connection established.
[ ... ]
> Now it starts to be come strange. The other end floods us with ACKs.

Just a wild theory: Could the server be running an agressive defense
against SYN flood attacks, causing it to drop the half-open connection
during the 4 seconds roundtrip time it takes for the final ack to get
there?
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