problem connecting from NT to a Linux tcp-server

From: Andreas Vierengel (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 06:04:28 EST


i've got a strange problem with a windows client...
my server is redhat-linux 6.2...
I have a self written tcp-server program on my internal ip on port
The client ( is a remote-user with NT...
strace shows, that my server programm is in accept() state.
The client is constantly trying to connect to port 130, but no connection is
I cannot check the client machine (it's not mine) and the user unfortunately
says, that his program works 100%-fine and it must be a bug on my side...
There is an output of tcpdump below.
These 3 lines appear all the time.
Can anybody explain why a connection is not established ?
the client is connected via two cisco-routers, which I cannot check for problems
either :-(

My reading is that the SYN of the client is acked, but why does the client send
an reset afterwards. If I telnet to port 130 from anopther machine in my subnet
the connect will establish...

12:49:10.178303 eth0 < > S
932100369:932100369(0) win 8192 <mss 1460> (DF)
12:49:10.178330 eth0 > > S
487685310:487685310(0) ack 932100370 win 32120 <mss 1460> (DF)
12:49:10.178553 eth0 < > R
932100370:932100370(0) win 0

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