> > > > > > This seems to be a bug. Has it been already fixed in later
> > > > > > kernel versions or is this how it is intended to remain?
> > > > >
> > > > > iirc this was intentional. The RFC suggested method doesn't work when
> > > > > talking to
> > > > > some stacks.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > But that cannot be valid enough justification for doing
> > > > something against RFC right?
> > >
> > > Of course it is. Welcome to the real world. RFC1122 has a lot of bugs and
> > > sometimes
> > > does not describe really implemented practice (e.g. BSD set the defacto
> > > standard
> > > in many behaviours and it does not always follow 1122)
> > So do u consider mandating definition of zero-window probes as defined
> > in RFC793 as a bug in RFC1122?
> They are not directly a bug, but are just not what the world standardized on.
> > Or else r u saying this bug is introduced in linux to take care of
> > faulty stacks existing in the world. zero-window probes as defined
> > in RFC1122 is not buggy right?
> Implementing a production network stack is not about following some standard
> to the
> letter, but about interoperating with real implementations in a useful matter.
> Linux does that.
I checked the following vendor Operating Systems:
HPUX, SunOS 5.8, FreeBSD 4.9.
All of them send zero-window probes as per RFC1122. If BSD is
considered the defacto standard then why is linux deviating from
BSD in this aspect?
Do u mean to say the above will not interoperate with the
production network stacks which u r talking. BTW which r those
production network stacks u r referring to?
Is there any other linux mailing-lists where I can get most