Subject: UDP checksums
To: None <>
From: Peter Galbavy <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/09/1994 08:15:54
Just wandering around the kernel, and it seems that if "COMPAT_42"
is defined (which is everywhere), then udp checksumming is
switched off. This seems a Bad Thing (tm), especially on this
wonderful Internet of ours :-(

What would happen if it were turned on by default in the distribution ?
Would NFS stop working to Suns or will it ignore the checksum if the
field is 0 ?

All this comes about from reading the new W.Richard Stevens book,
TCP/IP Illustrated Vol 1. If you have not yet got a copy *buy one*.

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