Subject: Re: tcp_do_rfc1323 vs Linux - any solid understanding?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/1996 21:36:26
Peter Seebach ( wrote:
: Does anyone know *why* the rfc 1323 option produces pessimal network
: behavior?
: Symptom:  Assume two NetBSD systems with rfc 1323 enabled.  Connect
: one via ethernet to a Linux box, and the other via ppp to the same
: Linux box.
: PPP connection to Linux will be excellent and responsive.  Ethernet
: likewise.  But the connection between the NetBSD boxes is pessimal.

Followup to my followup:

If a RFC1323 box talks to another, on connection setup they will
negotiate to use the enhanced code, and fail, when later the Linux in
between damages the packets in transit. If a RFC1323 box talks to Linux,
they won't negotiate rfc1323 and thus at least use the old pre-1323 tcp