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Re: 2.4.1: TCP assertion failed

To: Cacophonix <cacophonix@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.4.1: TCP assertion failed
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 12:55:55 -0500 (EST)
Cc: <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, 18 Feb 2001, Cacophonix wrote:

> If possible you may want to test in the presence of asymmetric routing - that
> often causes problems with devices like these that rewrite tcp window 
> advertisements
> in the middle of the network - i.e, traffic in the forward direction flows 
> through
> the device, but in the reverse direction does not.

Actually, route asymmetry may not be  much of a factor here.
Most of these devices are at the client's edge as opposed to the server
end i.e they protect the client's network portion of the resources. So you
will come and go via them.
(in any case the above test would be sufficient if done one way).

cheers,
jamal


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