Why does it appear like Linux is dropping packets when TCP sockets are reused?

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Issue

  • On a multi tier setup with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, where TCP sessions are reused fast, proxy 502 and 503 errors in proxy server logs are being presented.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Cisco ACE hardware, acting as loadbalancer and modifying TCP packets

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