Re: Possible TCP Problem with RH6.2 talking to Solaris2.6/2.7 (fwd)

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 08:24:47 EST

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > scaling either way. This is because we care about interworking with old
> > > equipment with sign handling bugs.
> >
> > These Sun boxes certainly shouldn't fall into that category, though,
> > surely!
> Sure, but the kernel doesnt know its a sun box the other end!

Ah, I see - I thought you meant it was a workaround for boxes that don't
negotiate properly :-(

Anyway, SOMETHING certainly seems wrong - throughput should be much
higher, and those packets shouldn't be getting dropped...


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