strange tcp problem with 2.1.127

Stuart Lynne (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 03:41:32 -0800

I just noticed a strange problem running a script from inetd under 2.1.127.

I have a status script which can be checked from a web browser. It is
started from inetd with:

8888 stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/sbin/status status

A simplified version of it:

echo "HTTP/1.1 200 OK"
echo "Date: " `date`
echo "Server: status "
echo "Connection: close"
echo "Content-type: text/plain"

This works fine with various 2.0 kernels and other operating systems such
as SCO and Solaris.

On a test system with a 2.0.35 and a 2.0.131 kernel. It works perfectly
under 2.0.35 and fails under 2.0.131..

What I'm seeing is some sort of data corruption. Netscape for example
displays a dialog box saying:

A network error occurred while Netscape was receiving data.
(Network error: Connection reset by peer.)

Using something like snarf or urlget what I see is a file that has the
correct data (sometimes) but then has a couple of k worth of NULL's

Stuart Lynne <>      604-461-7532      <>
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