Re: pre2.0.4 networking freezes

Scott Jennings (
Thu, 23 May 1996 01:43:09 -0700 (PDT)

> > It only appears to affect TCP connections, and may well be
> > sequence number related.... locked sessions DO NOT recover, ever,
> > but new sessions may be started at any time, and if crippled so
> > as to limit bandwidth, they will not lock.
> >
> Same thing has happened to me when I connect with smbclient to
> our NT-server(3.51 USSP 4) , when transferring stuff from at full speed
> linux goes completely stuck in 30 seconds or so.
> but ftp works well between machines.

Well... now we have encountered it between a dialup windows box,
and an NT server (ftp upload). The only thing in common between
all these hang-ups we've seen is a Livingston Portmaster running
ComOS 3.3.1. Hard to believe *it* could be the
problem... perhaps it's just broken TCP/IP code in common use on
more than one kind of machine....