Re: IPv4 checksum errorsos

Ricky Beam (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 10:48:31 -0500 (EST)

Letting the chips fall where they may, I quote Alan Cox:
>> is ok. The actual TCP data is ok. However, the IP header does not belong
>> to that data segment. And, it's not the network card as I've used several
>> different cards from several manufacturers on different machines.
>If you are running with tcpdump you are seeing the well documented and
>basically harmless SOCK_PACKET thing, nothing more

Nope, I had the kernel dump the packet right after the bad checksum warning.