[clug] Re: bizare network behavior

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Apr 4 18:54:11 EST 2003

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:

> 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?

I experienced something similar when the end points disagreed about
duplexing. What does an ifconfig say about the error status of the NIC?



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