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Re: Long scp transfers fail on dropped packet

 On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 10:45:53PM -0500, Rich Braun wrote: 
> I'm having a bit of an argument with an online backup vendor about robustness 
> of their application when transferring large files. 
> Vendor:  You're dropping too many packets. 
> Rich: I can't reproduce this with anything less than 100MB of transfer. 
> Vendor:  You're dropping too many packets. 
> Indeed, apparently I am dropping too many.  A predecessor in my job had the 
> same kind of run-in with Dell and Red Hat concerning drivers for the gigE 
> interfaces on the 1950-class servers.  I *think* that's where the packet loss 
> (actually I think it's corruption) is occurring, at such a low rate (under 1 
> in 10,000) that the only application that can reproduce it is with utilities 
> which rely on openssh, such as scp. 

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