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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: ftp site
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2004 15:57:12 GMT
Ghanta, Bose wrote:

> Dear Ben and OpenSSL Team members,
>   Could you kindly answer the following question from one of my group
> members?  I very much appreciate it.
>  I was working on what I originally thought was a bug in our FTP client.
> Your ftp site has a very long banner (due to the crypto warnings and what
> all), and the bug opened against our FTP client was that it would disconnect
> partly through the login banner.  After using a packet sniffer, I determined
> that what is happening is that at a certain point, as your FTP server is
> sending banner lines, it drops the connection.  I'm suspecting it's not
> doing so gracefully, as I'm seeing a TCP/IP RST segment, not a FIN segment.
> I'm wondering if you can put me in touch with whoever runs your network
> servers, so we can get to the bottom of this.  It doesn't happen from linux
> or win2000 boxes here, so I'm suspecting it's something about the way our
> TCP/IP stack is ACK'ing incoming segments from your FTP server.  It may be a
> bug in your TCP/IP stack that's only triggered in a rare case.  Please let
> me know how you'd like to proceed.

What does this question have to do with us?




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