Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] SYN Retransmissions
From: "Sheahan, John" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:52:12 -0400
thanks alot for the info, Luis...that really helps


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From: [email protected]
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Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] SYN Retransmissions

Usually a SYN is retransmitted at least 3 times.

Dependingon the OS you might or no have parameters to set this aspects
of TCP behaviour.

Usually you have a retransmit timer (Trtx) and an abort timer (Tabrt) to
set up.

The SYN will be retransmitted after some time related to Trtx (N * Trtx
+ K) as many times as possible until Tabrt expires.

How this is done changes between OSs.

BSDs uses the following sysctl's

Solaris uses the parameter

I do not know how this is set-up in Linux or Windows.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Sheahan, John
<[email protected]> wrote:
> I have a general question about SYN retransmissions.
> I am troubleshooting a problem whereby an initial SYN is sent but 
> unanswered so the client sends one SYN retransmission, when that goes 
> unanswered, no more SYNs are sent by the client.
> Is this normal behavior or can this be tuned?
> I would expect (hope) that the client would retransmitt the SYN more 
> than once.
> thanks
> john
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