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From: Timur Aydin <ta@××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Forwarding bug in kernel 3.14.1 and 3.14.2
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 10:58:24
Message-Id: 53676EBA.1060305@taydin.org
Hi,

To all folks that use their gentoo linux PC as their internet
router/gateway, don't upgrade your kernel to 3.14.1 or 3.14.2.

These versions have a bug related to IP packet forwarding. Internet
upload speed for the NAT clients gets extremely slow (in the order of
10Kbps), which download speed remain unaffected. I have spent the entire
weekend trying to debug the slow upload issue. I tried different NIC's,
different cables, different clients etc, problem was still occurring.
Upload/download from the Gentoo linux PC is fine, but any NAT client
exhibits the slow upload speed problem. I also suspected that somehow
the MSS clamping with iptables doesn't work, that wasn't the problem
either, because even with all tables flushed and only IP MASQUERADING in
place the problem was there.

I finally found a bug report that explains the symtom:

http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg280571.html

I then downgraded the kernel to 3.13.11, which fixed the problem. So,
all of you guys using your Gentoo PC as your internet gateway, keep
3.13.11 around for a while.

-- 
Timur

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Re: [gentoo-user] Forwarding bug in kernel 3.14.1 and 3.14.2 Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>