Re: mystery NCSA httpdproblems on

Darren New (
Mon, 30 Jan 1995 16:44:21 +0100

> 22nd conn-request gets dropped). Meanwhile, the browser which sent
> the 22nd conn-request packet waits forever thinking that the packet
> is winding through an exceptionally long path.

My understanding of TCP is that it will retry even connection requests
for 30 seconds or so. Dropping of one packet shouldn't make you "wait
forever". Of course, repeatedly dropping packets should cause the
connection to time out, but Lynx doesn't seem to detect this, from what I
can see. --Darren