Re: TCP windows shrinking
This is a fairly common error w/ 2.4.x. Actually, error is the wrong
word; more like warning. The only reason you're seeing it is because
TCP_DEBUG is defined. If it's annoying, you can undefine it in
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 12:03:40PM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> This was logged by one of my servers the other day (potato, upgraded
> with the necessary packages to run kernel 2.4.2):
> Mar 31 08:40:48 debian kernel: TCP: peer xxx.xx.xx.xx:41760/20 shrinks
> window 3735214707:8280:3735227987. Bad, what else can I say?
> The IP address, obviously, has been replaced with x's here. I haven't
> ever seen the message before. I have heard of some vulnerabilities in
> various firewall code that allows bogus IP header 'offset' fields to be
> used to avoid firewall packet matching rules. Might this be an attempt
> at something like that? Might this merely have been a packet that got
> horribly mangled somewhere on the internet, completely unintentionally?
> Any thoughts?
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