FTP difficulties 4.8R
robert at irrelevant.com
Sun Feb 15 18:11:04 PST 2004
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.
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