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SubjectRe: 2.6.17: networking bug??


On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, John Heffner wrote:
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> The best thing you can do is try to find this broken box and inform its owner
> that it needs to be fixed. (If you can find out what it is, I'd be interested
> to know.) In the meantime, disabling window scaling will work around the
> problem for you.

Well, arguably, we shouldn't necessarily have defaults that use window
scaling, or we should have ways to recognize automatically when it
doesn't work (which may not be possible).

It's not like there aren't broken boxes out there, and it might be better
to make the default buffer sizes just be low enough that window scaling
simply isn't an issue.

I suspect that the people who really want/need window scaling know about
it, and could be assumed to know enough to raise their limits, no?

Linus
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