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Re: switching from 2.2 to 2.4 kernels

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, rich wrote:

> Running a debian testing box on a lan behind an ipchains masquerader attached
> to a cable modem,  I tried to upgrade to 2.4.9-686. When running 2.4.9-686
> (version 2.4.9-1), I could not access my server's POP3 or SMTP server: I got
> connection refused when doing "telnet pop3.blueyonder.co.uk pop3". Rebooting
> into 2.2.19--10 fixed it. Both kernel versions are fresh installs, untweaked
> by me (I reinstalled everything following disk failure)
> 1. Does anyone have any ideas what differences between 2.2.19 and 2.4.9 might
> cause this?
> 2. Is it a bug in the 2.4.9 versions that they break the 2.2.19 functionality
> without telling us?

in case it's the ECN problem I ask you to please file a bug (choose
what seems apropriate to you) against the kernel. The kernel maintainer
(Herbert Xu) as well as the netbase maintainer (Anthony Towns) seem to be
maintaining an attitude along the lines of "it's not our problem, don't
bother". Maybe feedback from stranded users will change their mind.

             Tomas Pospisek
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