Subject: Re: TCP problems resolved
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/22/1999 22:42:29
	Peter - Would you have any reference to more details on this ?
	James - Could you confirm if Peter's suggestion fixes it for you
		(sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.rfc1323=0).
	We need to get this info into a PR...


On Wed, 22 Dec 1999, Peter Seebach wrote:

> In message <>, jwbirdsa@picarefy
> writes:
> >   Changing three lines of code causes NetBSD to stop generating or responding
> >to the IP timestamp option, and that completely resolved the TCP stalling
> >problem that I was seeing. I still have no idea why timestamps were causing
> >trouble, and I don't have the knowledge to pursue it any further, but mostly
> >I'm surprised that nobody else has seen this. Among other symptoms, I was
> >completely unable to send email to Hotmail.
> This is a common complaint; you might try disabling rfc1323 support.  I've
> seen this come and go a few times; apparently there's dispute over whether
> or not timestamps are "correct" in the BSD TCP stack.
> -s