Michael C. Toren on Sun, 28 Oct 2001 17:06:08 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] problem accessing techrepublic.com

> Hey, I've got a weird problem - my Mandrake 8.1 workstation cannot
> contact http://www.techrepublic.com.  Either Konqueror or Mozilla.
> I get a error message: "Timeout on server - Timed out while waiting
> to connect to www.techrepublic.com"

It looks like www.techrepublic.com is sitting behind a silly
firewall which doesn't like TCP SYN packets that have the ECN
(Explicit Congestion Notification; RFC2481) bits set.  As root,
try doing:

	echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn

Good luck,