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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: general/3289: repeated connects kill the server (fwd)
Date Mon, 26 Oct 1998 16:54:10 GMT

On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

> > Hmm; when trying this from an NT box with a serial wire connected to it
> > rather than a ethernetcard, it seems to me that it is the NT's stack which
> > gets overwhelmed. I get a 'dead' server apperanve on NT, but the actual
> > server still lives on. (Server is just Apache 1.2 on a x486 freebsd 2.1
> > box). I cannot quite reproduce using the network card. My gues would be
> > that due to latency, whatever, the handshake takes to long on the modem
> > link, it needs bits of buffers kept, and finally fills some crucial
> > buffer.
> Does Ctrl-Alt-T show the number of active connections maxed out in
> Netscape?  If you try to telnet to the server manually from the

Not quite

> same box does it work?  If you exit and restart Netscape does it work?

But any other connect to that IP failes. As does a restart of netscape;
only a reboot seems to solve it. While from another machine, apache
apears as alive as ever. So either I cannot reproduce it properly
or it really is an NT network stack issue. Shrug.

> I am not going to play games with this person just because they refuse to
> give any contact info yet expect us to help them.  It takes 2 minutes to
> get an account at any one of dozens of free email services.



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