PPP + 1.3.82 OK (was a "Re: ppp slow" thread)

B. James Phillippe (bryan@eternity.aa.net)
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 15:09:02 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Apr 1996, Antoine Reid wrote:

[talking about 1.3.82]
> > If i only enable TCP/IP everything works fine .. I got a uptime of 12
> > hours with a loadavg of ~2.5 all the time ... and PPP 2.2.0fBeta2 works
> > correctly. Seems the PPP is faster than ever! Congratulations guyz!
> You're _really_ helping me in finding the PPP slowdown cause.
> Others report ppp being unbearably slow, and now somebody reports it
> being fast. My head hurz.

I'm sorry, Linus.

But my ppp speeds with 2.2.0e under 1.3.82 seem very nice (what
is nice, anyway?). I get about 4.someodd on uncompressed binary
transfers, and about 3 on compressed. I'm using:

ppp-2.2.0e w/MTU/MRU = 596
US Robotics Sportster internal 28.8 V.34

connected to Another Linux machine of unknown specs

I know that Mazama Software Labs makes a graphical bandwidth meter called
the Mazameter (selss for $20 US); I may get it and do some benchmarking.

Anyone know of some other good and semi-accurate way for me to
consistantly test my ppp speed?


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