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A possible fix for very slow AirPort transfer speeds
Authored by: T0b1 on Mar 06, '08 12:27:03AM
I got around this bug a loooooooong time ago with samba. This goes even back to 1997 one should think Apple got around fixing it. But then again its Apple ....


This bug has been documented for quite some time now, and NetBSD fixed. It thusly (this is from the tcp_input.c CVS log):

revision 1.37
date: 1997/12/11 06:33:29; author: thorpej; state: Exp; lines: +19 -9
Fix the "stretch ACK violation" bug documented in internet draft
draft-ietf-tcpimpl-prob-02.txt. Also, fix another bug in the header
prediction case where an ACK would not be sent when it should be.

I know the person who was bitten by this reported it to a clueful friend
at Apple, but it was not fixed for the Jaguar release.

Of course, Apple *should* have used NetBSD's TCP, but they had people
beating the FreeBSD drum there, and now all of us Mac users have the
pleasure of experiencing the consequences of that choice.

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