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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: strange problem. (fwd)
Date Mon, 13 May 1996 18:59:43 GMT

> > > > 
> > > > We have apache 1.0.5 on NetBSD 1.1 (patch 1) 
> > > > people using mac power pc are having VERY slow
> > > > download times.  (9 minutes for a small page 
> > > > over a 28.8 dial-up link)
> > > 
> > > Hmmm ... could be related to the problems I was having with MTUs and stuff
> > > under SCO, I'll mail the guy.
> > > 
> > 
> > Remind me what the solution to your MTU problem was....
> 
> Switching to FreeBSD! (Actually, we haven't done it yet but we're in the
> process).
> 
> But really, the solution was to reduce the MTU on the network card to 256 (or
> something similarly small). I suspect variants were possible (basically the
> problem seemed to be connected to Path MTU Discovery). Anyway, even though this
> cured the main problem, it turned out that SCO was still 50% slower than an
> SGI on the same net when accessed over dialup. Why, I don't know. They both
> went much faster than our 64k straw when accessed "locally" (that is, via a
> few gateways).
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.

NetBSD and FreeBSD have the ability to turn off this RFC1323 feature
with 'sysctl' if that proves to be their problem.






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