19 September 2011

Okay, the Minecraft issues appear to be Cisco inflicted. Apparently Cisco as usually is simply incapable of making a device that works out of the box. Now I’m sure someone is going to come along and tell me that Cisco are for people who know what they’re doing and it offers lots of power and flexibility blah blah blah…

Do I care? No. Frankly it should do simple stuff like you know, handle TCP connections properly, out of the box. This is just my opinion but I’d be surprised if any sane person doesn’t agree with me.

I just tried to connect to the Minecraft server from work and it connects fine. I have it on good authority from someone who knows more about Cisco kit than I’d ever care to that it is likely to be one of two problems. Either my MTU is messed up or the router is dropping out of order TCP packets - which it does by default. Now, my TCP may be a bit rusty but I’m under the impression that this is perfectly acceptable (though admittedly undesirable) behavior for a TCP connection. So why the hell would Cisco drop the packets? Does it make sense to anyone else?

Anyway I will give this a try tonight and see what happens, but once again I’m beginning to question the sanity of using Cisco kit…



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