Re: TCP timestamps and ftp.netscape.com

Jonathan Nicholson (jjn@sanger.ac.uk)
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:58:44 +0000 (GMT)


On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, tenthumbs wrote:

> It dies here. The same thing happens if I telnet to the server.
> Active-mode connections work.
>
> More digging reveals that the server actually does send the PASV
> response but 2.2.13 and 2.2.14pre* kernels ignore the packets. If you
> turn off tcp timestamps then it works. Attached is a tcpdump of the
> above transaction. A raw packet dump is also available.
>
> I'm wondering what goes wrong and where.

Humm this is I think a known problem with wuftp... if the server's
/dev directory on the anon site doesn't have devices 'tcp' and 'null' with
the correct permissions passive mode FTP will fail...

I think this is only a problem on Solaris boxes.

Regards,

Jonathan

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