ssh & select() problem on 5.3
andre at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 29 12:20:58 PST 2004
Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-Nov-28 18:43:47 +0200, Claudiu Dragalia-Paraipan wrote:
>>Since the problem occurs only when I connect to the firewall or to a
>>server behind it, I started to suspect a hardware failure. Could a
>>network card cause such problems ?
> A couple of people have mentioned path-MTU problems. I've also bumped
> into this problem when playing with VLANs where one end of the VLAN
> trunk doesn't support long frames - an oversize packet will get ignored
> by the receiver without any error being returned.
If the oversized ethernet frame makes it to the FreeBSD box it will drop
the frame in the ethernet hardware or in ether_input() with a message. If
you don't get a message on the console you have to look at the driver
statistics if it got any oversized frames.
If the switches along the patch can't handle the oversized frame they will
simply drop it. No way to work around that.
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