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Re: troubles with ipnat TCP entries
2008/5/4 Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>:
> I upgraded my home router to yesterday's current, and since then I have
> troubles with ipnat: it seems to keep states for a lot of connections
> which have been closed by either the application or the server,
> while it closes TCP connection which are still active (e.g. an imaps
> session initiated from mutt). FWIW, this is on a sparc (so big-endian)
> Attached is the output of ipnat -lv on this box.
> Notice that there's a lot of TCP map to remote host port 80 which have been
> closed from the host or server side (a netstat on the nated host confirmes
> this). These have a long TTL.
> On the other hand, my connection to 188.8.131.52 port 993 (the first entry in
> the output below) has a ttl of only 465. This is the connection which is
> dropped by the NAT box quite fast, while mutt had the connection to the
> server still open.
> Does anyone else have noticed this problem, or have an idea about it ?
> Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
> NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
Yes, for some time (at least a month) I have seen a similar behaviour:
I have a i386-box running current functioning as my NAT gateway and
after some time it collects a lot of NAT entries. As a user I
typically observe this when I use gmail from a machine on my local LAN
and the browser after a while cannot connect to the server.
It took me some time to suspect my gateway machine and then reboot
this machine would solve the problem for a while. Later I observed
that when it is stuck it typically has 1500-2000+ entries in the NAT
table and that running ipnat -F would clear it up without a reboot.
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