Re: ISS patches

David S. Miller (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 00:52:46 -0500

Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 13:46:10 +0800
From: Kevin Littlejohn <>

Possible bug report: ISS patches (version three), along with a
couple of other patches (raid, no_atime, no_inum) put onto our news
server. I had enabled RST syn cookies, and everything was fine -
for local machines, and for certain clients. However, our dialups
didn't appear to be able to talk to the news server - on telnetting
to the news server, I saw the welcome banner, then none of my
keypresses appeared to go through. A minute or two later, it timed
out the connection. Looked like the news machine was ignoring
packets from win95 dialup machines.

A bug was caught and fixed today with the RST cookie code in ISS
test3. This fix, along with numerous others, will be in ISS test4
which I hope to release later this evening after I get some more
testing done.

Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
ethernet. Beat that! ////
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