Re: 1.3.97: ircd

Linus Torvalds (
Tue, 7 May 1996 16:55:56 +0300 (EET DST)

> > Its a rather simple solution in most cases - make sure the mtu on your
> > loopback device is set to 1500.
> Thats not however the bugfix - which still has to be done _before_ 2.0 can
> go out.

Could you who see this problem check out 1.3.99 - I think I fixed the TCP
window handling problem that resulted in problems for irc over localhost. Ie
with 1.3.99, it should be possible to run irc locally _without_ the MTU hack or
any modifications to irc..

Alan, I never got any feedback on my suggested fix, so I just went ahead and
did it, and it did fix the problem that I saw with my silly test-program..