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Bug#471849: openssh-client: drops connections with "Corrupted MAC on input." errors when loads of data get transferred

Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com> writes:

>> In my experience, this usually indicates a hardware problem with either
>> your NIC or with one of the intervening pieces of network equipment.
>> When I've previously tracked down problems like this, I've found bit
>> errors introduced on the wire and had the problem go away after network
>> cards and switches were replaced.
> But shouldn't I be seeing these errors in regular datatransfers as well?

The frequency is considerably higher for ssh since ssh checks every
packet.  When I was having this problem, I thought it was ssh for a long
time too, and then I caught single bit errors in some straight HTTP

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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