Re: Strange problem with linux-image-2.6.17-2-powerpc
Denis Fernandez Cabrera wrote:
I suspect that this strange behaviour with the 2.6.17.XXX kernels is of
origin like the one I have noticed some time ago with also with secure
especially IMAPs and POP3s. I could not take email from specific imaps
accounts with the connection timing out. Also somewhere else I think
that I saw
I have a really weird problem: I have installed a new linux kernel
image, 2.6.17-2-powerpc, from Sid in my iBook, because it has Airport
Extreme support (it works, BTW!).
When I boot with 2.6.17, everything is fine, including the wireless...
*Except* I can't do an SSH outside of my LAN. I can SSH to 192.168.1.2
(my PC) but I can't SSH to ceibes.org (my web host) or do telnet, FTP,
or SMTP to outside machines.
It looks like a configuration problem, isn't it? Perhaps the router?
Well, it isn't. Because if I boot with the previous kernel (2.6.16)
the SSH works perfectly fine (as it used to), as do telnet, FTP, SMTP
et al. But, of course, Airport won't work.
Does anybody have any clue as to what may be happening here? I'd
appreciate any suggestion, guess and whatnot, because I am totally at
a loss of ideas in this regard.
Thanks in advance,
P.S.: Oh, and it is not a specific problem of the Debian packaging of
this kernel image, because I have tried to compile a clean kernel
(18.104.22.168 from kernel.org) and I get the same odd behavior.
some reports about SSH as well.
From personal conversation, David Elze looked into it and he came up with
a trick that in my case solves the problem
(which from his analysis seems to relate with a recent change in the
handling of network
packet buffers with the 2.6.17.XXX kernels). See his reply :
I 've solved the problem for my case, should work for you also:
Just try to boot 2.6.17.x and execute this:
# echo 4096 87380 174760 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_rmem
If this solves your problem then the following should be
fairly interesting for you: http://kerneltrap.org/node/6723
in further inspection it may be an issue with firewalls or some
intermediate switches and so on which are not for some reason
compatible with these changes in the Linux kernel's network
handling (for instance looks PF in OpenBSD doesn't like it
at all!). But there is not yet a decisive explanation. So until
then you may try the "hack" and see if it does the job for you as well!
hope it helps