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SubjectRe: Problem with TCP


On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Barry Treahy wrote:

> In a nutshell, I'm running 2.0.33 of Linux (just upgraded from 2.0.30 to
> see if the problem would go away and it didn't) on a Compaq 486 PC. For
> the past several months, I've been experiencing problems that I have
> been blaming on my HTTP server vendor to find out that it appears to be
> a Linux problem.
>
> I have identified a hand full of files including a copy of VMLINUZ,
> several .GIF files, etc. that when I try and FTP them from this PC, and

When you say ``from this PC'' do you mean that you have not tried
this from any other FTP client? What is the client software?

> in the case of the .GIF files, the HTTP server tries to send them, the
> first 1k to 2k of the file is damaged... Why do I say that, I run
> TCPDUMP capturing the packets and compare the contents of the packets to
> the real file... TCP seems to think that the file is ok, because no
> retransmissions occur but the ftp client hangs, the web browser hang,
> etc...

I've never seen this sort of thing happen in any UNIX OS.


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