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[DeleGate-En] Re: delegate: mixed up window sizes
30 Jun 2005 10:03:02 GMT "Benjamin Schweizer; dsb AG" <>

Hello again,

I wrote:

> I've experienced some strange problems with the handling of the tcp 
> window size in delegate. By now, I was not able to debug it, I just 
> want to ask if other users have reported similar problems. It looks as 
> if the packets get fragmented in a wrong way which makes my Checkpoint 
> reject them. I'm currently using 8.11.3 but I had similar problems 
> with 8.9.1.
> addendum: I'm just analysing the code which is rather complex. I 
> assume that this is a bug in the ftp handler which is called via xinetd.

I've some more results:
- the banner message get's fragmented on some connections (this is a 
kernel issue, may be some special socket options?)
- the fragmented packet is correct as I can see
- Checkpoint as well as Sonic Wall reject this packet in the application 
filter as they don't assemble fragmented packets at this stage

- I've shortened the banner to fit into a ~780 byte packet which 
supressed fragmentation

Further investigation:
- I've to figure out why the packets get fragmented, this is somehow 
strange as the window-size is not restricted by the client nor by the 
- I've to figure out why they are dropped at the firewalls
   - is the packet strange?
   - is the application layer filter broken?
   - is there some limit?


*Benjamin Schweizer* | dsb AG

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