Re: Outgoing TCP connection problem

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 03:26:08 EST

In message <> you write:
> Hello. I have a firewall at home which is used to protect my LAN. But
> have a small problem in that for the past few months (using kernels 2.2.14,
> and a 2.2.17pre with the TCP "hang" fix), outgoing connections to a
> destination port of 80 seem to "hang," and will timeout. Connections to
> other ports seem alright, but most of the traffic is http traffic (I know in
> at lesat one case outgoing IRC seemed to be affected). After 20 or so
> outgoing attempts are tried after the hang is discovered, connections start
> working again. Existing connections continue unaffected.

Make sure you're allowing ICMP errors in and out.


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