Verizon EVDO Issues

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Thu Apr 9 12:27:02 CDT 2009

"Steven M. Bellovin" <smb at> writes:

>> Interesting.  I never had that behavior exhibited on my old PCMCIA
>> card on Verizon or on my u727 on Sprint.  What OS platform were
>> you on lappie-wise?
> I run NetBSD but I know that the problem also showed up on Linux -- a
> friend who worked for an equipment vendor also saw it, and he checked
> the actual EVDO specs.
> We suspect the problem doesn't show up for Windows users because
> Windows appears to terminate all connections with extreme prejudice
> when the link goes away, so there won't be any TCP transmissions to
> induce the failure.

Didn't have the problem manifest itself on MacOSX (10.4, 10.5)  either...


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