Subject: Re: weird looping inet bug
To: Wailer <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1997 16:04:03
According to Wailer:
>unfortunately this sometimes leads to terrible loops where the
>ISDN TD light is solid on and the v.34 RD is solid on.  Mbuf use
>shoots up and everything locks down.  It seems to be ftp from a 
>mac on the local net that locks everything like this.  Ideas?
>Packets look like this:

It may just a routing loop where all the machines involved are not
agreed on the best way to route packets.  How are you updating your
routing tables?  Via routed (alternatively, is routed just running)?
If you are then it is very easy for the routing to be confused when
you have multiple paths.  If you can, try making the routing static
and kill off routed and see what happens.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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