[TriLUG] MS Web Host drops connecions from Linux clients
glenn.hennessee at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 11:09:36 EST 2009
No clue as to the problem but I have observed it myself with FF on linux
and Opera on Linux. Opera is even slower than FF. FF on windows is quite
Brian Phelps wrote:
> A vendor of mine hosts a web site that basically drops or times out
> connections from any Linux machine I have tried:
> From linux the site seems really slow. The site is quick if you try it from
> an MS machine w/ FF.
> I have tried using FF w/ no scripting on, same problem.
> It even does this using curl from any of my Debian or Ubuntu machines and
> even on a Redhat server I manage.
> The vendor Web Admin blames my machine and says I am the only one with this
> problem and that I need to upgrade my browser to the latest version of
> Internet Explorer. I've been trying to resolve this issue with them for
> nearly three weeks now.
> BTW: This problem does not occur on a Mac w/ FF.
> Anyone here know what the reason that this dropout is happening? My guess
> is it is some DDoS defense setting in their firewall/server configuration.
> It seems to be TCP related, not HTML, scripting, or Flash etc.
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