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 From:  Steve Peterson <steve dash hv at zpfe dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] 1.0 and net4501 - dropped traffic
 Date:  Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:00:27 -0500
That's interesting.  I'm trying to reconcile that with the behavior I saw 
when I used to run a stock FreeBSD 4.x distro on my old P90 as a 
firewall.  I could ping all day and never have a dropped packet.  Same 
thing at my parents' house with their Netgear WGT624.


At 05:47 PM 6/23/2004, Fred Wright wrote:

>On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Steve Peterson wrote:
> > I just got my net4501 set up with m0n0wall 1.0 and must say it's a very
> > nice package.
> >
> > I'm running into occasional package drops (goes OK for a while, then every
> > 10th packet or so with 512 byte packets is lost) and am wondering 
> whether I
> > need to be concerned about the DP83815 bug discussed on the Soekris
> > site.  I don't see anything in the m0n0wall change log for the betas and
> > didn't find a reference to a particular FreeBSD kernel version...thoughts
> > on this or other ways of troubleshooting this?
>Unfortunately, packet drops are the normal method of throttling data flow.
>If packets don't get dropped, TCP assumes it's not sending fast enough and
>sends faster, limited only by the rate that the sender can produce data
>and the rate the receiver can consume it.
>                                         Fred Wright
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