Re: tg3 in 2.6.12-rc6 and Cisco PIX SMTP fixup

From: Lincoln Dale
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 17:57:35 EST

Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 07:33:05 MDT, Alejandro Bonilla said:

So what do we really have here? Problem with Cisco or a problem in the
driver? Both?

The Cisco PIX is gratuitously clearing the TCP window scaling bits. So if you
have tcp_adv_win_scale set to (for example) 6, you'll send a window advertisement
of (say) 4096, represented as 64 and a "shift left 6 bits". The PIX whacks the
"6 bits" part, and the other end thinks the window is 64 bytes and wedges when
a response is over 64 bytes long.

there _was_ a bug in the Cisco PIX whereby it cleared TCP window-scaling bits.
this can be tracked through cisco bug-id CSCdy29514.

this was fixed back in August 2002 with the fix incorporated into PIX software releases 6.1.5 and 6.2.3 and later.
any 'recent' (i.e. last 2.5 years) releases don't have this problem. (or, at least, we don't think so..).


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