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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.16 through 2.2.18preX TCP hang bug triggered by rsync
    On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:

    > It's mostly for security to make it more difficult to nuke connections
    > without knowing the sequence number.
    >
    > Remember RFC is from a very different internet with much less DoS attacks.

    If you're deliberately breaking compatibility by violating the specs,
    you're making your own DoS if your machines can't chat to each other. If
    you insist on breaking the RFC, make a sysctl for this behaviour that
    defaults to "off".

    --
    Matthias Andree
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