Re: 2.1.130UP and network connections

Krzysztof G. Baranowski (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 15:46:05 +0100 (EET)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Paul Barton-Davis wrote:
> Jim Gettys has already alerted us to various efforts being made to
> track down why as many as 1 in 7000 packets on the net right now have
> checksum errors. It could be a Linux problem, since Linux is
> ubiquitous at ISP/web hosting sites, it could be the fault of some
> particular router. Its not known why its happening right now.
> Two nights ago, I had a checksum error storm while running fetchmail
> to my ISP's POP3 server. Very strange. I still haven't checked with
> them if they've changed routers or other h/w.
I also had some TCP checksum errors storm. It always happened
when I was fetching plain-text patches. After some diagnostics
it appeared that the modem on the other side of the ppp link was
vulnerable to the '+++' sequence.


Krzysztof G. Baranowski - President of the Harmless Manyacs' Club
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