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Old 12-07-2002, 01:55 AM   #1
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why does the kernel drop packets ?


What is the significance of packets being dropped by the kernel when

you are connected to the internet ? Why does it do that?


thanx
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:51 AM   #2
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sounds like your firewall is working


exactly what are you refering to
 
Old 12-08-2002, 12:28 AM   #3
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Sometimes when I run tcpdump I see output that says so and so many packets were dropped by the kernel. other times there will be zero packets dropped . Is tcpdump reporting the packets the firewall is filtering out?
 
Old 12-08-2002, 12:47 AM   #4
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tcpdump can't always keep up with the packets


packets "dropped by kernel'' (this is the number
of packets that were dropped, due to a lack of
buffer space, by the packet capture mechanism in
the OS on which tcpdump is running, if the OS
reports that information to applications; if not,
it will be reported as 0).

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