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SubjectRe: TCPv4 errors?
On Mon, 30 Dec 1996, Richard B. Johnson wrote:


> Given this, I suspect that the error messages are ___PREFECTLY_NORMAL___,
> considering the junk that we are forced to purchase. The best Ethernet
> card I have found was a 3COM 3C509. It isn't very fast but at least the
> interface timing is correct. Some of the alleged 100 mb/s cards, i.e.,
> more modern boards are terrible.
> But... If one out of every 100 packets is errored due to poor interface
> timing, that's 99% efficiency. If the board is a few percent faster, in
> spite of its errors, the result might be a performance gain. This presumes
> that the packet that has to be retransmitted comes from a compliant
> IP interface that correctly keeps track of the packets. Some don't, so
> you get a whole bunch of duplicates that have to be ACKed and thrown away.

I don't have any ethernet cards installed in my box. These errors are
from my ppp stuff and have only just recently started happening, ie after

Mike Wangsmo, Graduate Student
Montana State University
602 Peter Koch (406) 586-0690
Bozeman, MT 59715

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