Slow Surfing all of Sudden !?

Graham Bentley admin at
Tue Nov 21 14:12:58 PST 2006

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 20:35:03 -0000, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:

> Check your path MTU if you are using ADSL via PPPoE; you might need to  
> change your MTU down from the default of 1500 to 1492 or 1470 or so.

Its over ATM [PPPoA] - Ive not found much Googling on tweaking this
however I was reading the 3BSD section on this this page ;

and tried the following ;

3bsd# sysctl -w kern.ipc.maxsockbuf=4000000
kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 262144 -> 4000000

Now browsing the GTK themes section is (almost)
instantaneous whereas previously it was always a crawl !!!

Woudl apprecaite advice on any of the info on that page and how
to make (good) settings permanent :)

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