[svlug] Linux boycott?!?

Thomas Davis tadavis at veriomail.com
Sun Mar 4 17:07:01 PST 2001


Felipe Leme wrote:
> 
> I was trying to access some e-business sites (paypal and turbotax), but
> I simply can't connect to them from my linux box, even though I can
> access normally from work (using a winblows 2000 machine). I thought it
> could be an ISP problem, but then I reboot my machine to winblows 98
> (which is useful in these kind of emergencies :), and it worked fine,
> even using netscape 4.7 (so it's not a IE 5 discrimination problem).
> 
> Here is what I get in my Mandrake 7.2/kernel 2.4.0-test9 box:
> 

Did you turn on ECN in that 2.4 kernel?

If so, try 'echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn' and try connecting
again.

They probably have a broken firewall/web redirector in front of the
server.




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