Hanging Website: TCP Problem?

Aaron VanDevender sig at netdot.net
Fri Jan 19 21:45:07 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 06:55 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Aaron VanDevender wrote:
> >> Broken routers not handling TCP window scaling?  Try:
> >>   echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_window_scaling
> >> and see the thread starting at:
> >>   http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/6/13/103
> > 
> > Thanks, Jason. That did the trick. I'll let the owners know that they
> > need to fix their router and or server.
> Actually, the problem is probably closer to you than to the owners of the
> site.  I only say this since I can access the site you mentioned from here
> in Taiwan with no trouble at all.

I sort of doubt it. Otherwise I'd see this problem all the time. I tried
it on 2 FC6 boxes which are 14 hops away from each other and got the
same result. Can you post (or just email me) a traceroute from your box
in Taiwan to www.nap.edu?


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