[clug] Re: bizare network behavior

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Thu Apr 3 12:59:35 EST 2003

On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 10:43:14AM +1000, James McNeill wrote:
> Windows client talking TCP to Linux server. At first all seems fine, but the
> time between packets gets slowly greater and greater until the connection
> grinds to a halt. It impossible to transfer more that about 50k in any given
> TCP session. But, as soon as the connection is closed and re-opened, the
> packets flow freely again, breifly. It seems to be happening to all
> protocols, POP SMTP SMB and FTP. Other machines on the network seem
> unaffected.

Sounds like you're experiencing significant packet loss somewhere. Maybe
100Mb connection with dodgy cables? Interrupt collision?  Does ping lose
packets? How about ping -f or mtr?

Hope this helps,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
>   - Samuel P. Huntington
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