Can an app crash from a single TCP packet lost in transmission?
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Jul 17 20:49:11 UTC 2009
On Jul 17, 2009, at 12:12 PM, Peter Much wrote:
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> One other thing did happen between 03:51 and 03:52 - the DSL
> internet connection did disconnect/reconnect and obtained a new
> IP adress. Afterwards, a script does flush and reload an ipfw table()
> with the new local adresses - and during this process one(!) packet
> of the database session was dropped.
Well, there you go: having your IP change is certainly going to break
existing network connections; I don't believe there is anything which
is going to move the existing connection state in a NAT translation
layer or whatever over to the new IP. Presumably you can obtain a
static IP and avoid such issues.
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