I have a Linux 2.1.51 machine Masquerading for me and sometimes it seems
that some packets just don't make it. So after taking a look at the kernel
messages, I find that I intermittently have bad checksums, which causes the
packets to be dropped. The from and to addresses don't make much sense to
me either. And the len= shows 1044/1044/1064 if that means anything. So
here's what I want to know:
How do I interpret the from/to addresses and the len= section?
What if I optimize as router (skipping checksum check) and forward these
packets? Will it cause problems?
It may be related only to Masquerading? I thought *MAYBE* the ethernet
card was flaky so I swapped--same errors. It also could just be a noisy
network on my side? I dunno. I'm hoping someone out there has some
suggestions for me.. It's rather anoying to have to re-try web sites,
e-mail fetches, etc... Hmm.. maybe it's a crappy TCP/IP stack on the Win95
-= Shane Anderson ======== Infrared Solutions, Inc. =-