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SubjectRe: Networking Status pre #2
On 15 May 96 at 0:56, ulmo@q.net wrote:

> alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox) writes:
[...]
>
> > 6. Not being able to talk to some sites and a trace that looks like
> > a MTU discovery problem (continually resending a frame with DF set
> > and getting an ICMP error back).
>
> Hmm .... perhaps.
>
> There are certain hosts I cannot talk to after a "TCP Connection
> Established" (ftp sites, etc.) that other hosts can talk to no
> problem; I haven't diagnosed what's going on but have eliminated most
> identd and reverse-forward-lookup matching problems (my reverse lookups
> should be fairly sturdy!)
[...]
I think that one is not a kernel problem. Usually inetd starts up
ftpd after the connection is established. On very busy servers it can
take a significant amount of time (minutes) until the ftpd is ready
and responding. I've seen this when I tried to FTP at the wrong
time...

Ulrich


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