FTP difficulties 4.8R
matthew at netway.com
Sun Feb 15 18:16:12 PST 2004
On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Rob wrote:
> At 13:32 15/02/2004 -0800, Graham North wrote:
> >My FreeBSD box on the other hand is a different story. It is a PII 166
> >It does go outside and connect, sometimes I can ftp download some small
> >files, most times the process stalls. I generally need to open a new
> >terminal to kill the process.
> It may be nothing to do with this, but I get similar problems on my DSL
> link with the default MTU setting, 1500, and I can get decidedly better
> performance by reducing it. Windows has some sort of dynamic adjustment,
> but I've found it's more reliable to set FreeBSD specifically. Try:
> #ifconfig <network_interface> mtu 1438
> and see if that makes a difference.
> There are optimum values for the mtu, depending on your link parameters,
> and various formulae, but try that first before fiddling more.
While i have never heard of someone doing that on plain
ethernet LAN, I have seen a bad cable do exactly what he
is complaining about.
The download starts off fast, the quickly trickles to nothing.
One of the wires simply does not have solid contact.
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
More information about the freebsd-questions