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Re: TCP-Protection is really a pain...

To: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TCP-Protection is really a pain...
From: Christian Schmid <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 21:19:19 +0100
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Offload parameters for eth0:
rx-checksumming: on
tx-checksumming: on
scatter-gather: on
tcp segmentation offload: on

What exactly is tcp segmentation offload? Where can I read more about it? Should I disable it or is this not a good idea?

Stephen Hemminger wrote:
On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 20:58:48 +0100
Christian Schmid <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

E1000 support TSO. To check if it is enabled do:
        ethtool -k eth0
To turn it off use.
        ethtool -K eth0 tso off

You get the idea..

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