Re: 2.4 tcp very slow under certain circumstances (Re: netdev issues (3c905B))

From: Simon Kirby (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 19:21:07 EST

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 03:52:37PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:

> There is no reason my patch should have this effect.
> All of this is what appears to be a bug in Windows TCP header
> compression, if the ID field of the IPv4 header does not change then
> it drops every other packet.
> The change I posted as-is, is unacceptable because it adds unnecessary
> cost to a fast path. The final change I actually use will likely
> involve using the TCP sequence numbers to calculate an "always
> changing" ID number in the IPv4 headers to placate these broken
> windows machines.

Has such a patch gone in to the kernel yet?


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