What's this mean?

budsz budsz at kumprang.or.id
Sun Jun 29 00:27:25 PDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 02:36:28PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
>in_chksum is a routine that validates the checksum of recieved network data.
>As far as I can tell from the code, that error means that the packet of data
>was three bytes shorter than it should have been.  One way or the other it's
>a network problem.  Could be crappy NIC or other hardware.  Could be some 
>of attack using invalid packets.  I'm not familiar enough with that corner 
>the code to say for sure.
>Is this happening frequently?  If you only saw the message once, you can
>probably ignore it as a network glitch, but if it's showing up often, you'd
>do well to track down the source and fix it.

Thanks Bill for explanation. I assume if I under attack with invalid
packet of data maybe you've any advice to prevent this problem?.


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