Fw: [Fwd: Re: A bit of a silly question - but I am desperate]

Christian Walther cptsalek at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 10:29:15 UTC 2007

On 15/02/07, Thomas Sparrevohn <thomas.sparrevohn at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I try questions ;-)
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu>
> To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> Sent: Thursday, 15 February, 2007 2:45:20 AM
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: A bit of a silly question - but I am desperate]
> > Using a ADSL router with NAT and firewall settings (Open on http/https and
> > outgoings) there was some setting I used to get "fetch http://{whatever}"; to
> > work and I cannot remember what it was - The firewall settings has not
> > changed - but every time I trying to get anything using "fetch
> > http://{bla,bla}"; nothing come over - connection is fine
> >
> > Can anybody help?

Lets give it a try... ;-)
Check the MTU size on your new machine with the MTU set on your
firewall/DSL router. I remember that I had a similar problem years
ago: The ppp-Device connecting to my ISP used a different MTU from my
LAN, so that big packets where dropped when they were received. But
the connection to the target host was opened, and small files (e.g.
index.html on some sites) were transferred successfully.


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