FreeBSD + samba 2.2.2 problems; semi-solution
silby at silby.com
Thu Jan 17 22:46:03 GMT 2002
On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Can you reproduce this problem on any other system
> than FreeBSD ? I'n particular, can you get this to occur
> on a Linux box ?
> I'm wondering if there's a TCP problem between Win98 and
> FreeBSD when transporting SMB (which would be somewhat ironic
> as they took their TCP stack from your source code in the first
> place :-).
Sure enough, I just did a tcpdump and caught a failed connection. Sure
enough, there's something weird going on at the tcp level. At the point
where the connection dies, it turns out that a packet gets lost, fast
retransmit is triggered, and the missing packet is retransmitted no less
than 6 times; an ack is never received for any of these 6 retransmissions.
Many seconds after that, one of the ends gives up and just resets the
I'll do more debugging tomorrow... right now it sure looks like this isn't
Mike "Silby" Silbersack
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