Firefox not bring up bugzilla.org pages
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Sun Oct 24 22:40:35 UTC 2004
On Sun, 24 Oct 2004, David Miller wrote:
> Nope, it's a problem with OpenBSD's pf implementation in OpenBSD 3.1.
> bugzilla.org's web host is using OpenBSD 3.1 (plus security patches) as their
> firewall, and the bug in their window scaling implementation was fixed in
> OpenBSD 3.3. Unfortunately, they didn't see fit to include it in the
> security updates, so you actually have to upgrade the system to pick it up.
> It'll get upgraded eventually, but because it's a whole OS upgrade it'll
> probably be a month or two.
Is there a bug for this in bugzilla I can vote for?
> It only affects machines running Linux 2.6.8+ kernels on the client end
> (which is why people are just now suddenly running into it).
> In the meantime, you can work around it by doing this as root:
> sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_default_win_scale=0
> To make it permanent, you can add the following to your /etc/sysctl.conf
I'd heard of this, but its the first time to bite me in the butt. I guess
I'll vnc into my Windows box to view bugzilla.org. Ugh.
> The best writeup of the situation I've seen so far is at
> http://lwn.net/Articles/92727/ if you're curious about the details. :)
Thanks for that. LWN has the real dirt as usual.
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