Bug#111158: Kernel 2.4.5+ network timeouts
This is an issue for the kernel folk. Just verify
telnet www.compaq.com 80
It will not respond with all kernel 2.4.5+ (timeout)
I used my workstation at work with 2.4.8,9 and several machines of
the Project. It seems ok with 2.4.2 or 2.4.4 (eg auric et al.)
This seems a problem with routing filtering policies (icmp filtering
I think) used by some sites.
Use debussy.debian.org to see the problem.
Compaq is only one of sites with the same problem.
It does not seem a problem due to PMD (path mtu discovery):
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc
does not solve the problem.
Francesco P. Lovergine