Re: PPP slow between Linux and Solaris - why is it so?

Tim 'The Unslept' Sailer (
16 Jul 1996 15:56:54 GMT

Alan Cox ( wrote:
: > I remember someone mentioned that Solaris was retransmitting packets too
: > quickly or something causing >50% of bandwidth to be used up by duplicate
: > packets. I got the impression that Solaris was to blame. Is this
: > correct? In any case, I do not remember anyone ever mentioning a fix /
: > trick / work around to get the throughput back up to what it should be.

: We had a mix of Linux problems (fixed for 2.0.x) and some Solaris bugs. Sun
: engineers posted a summary of the Sun bugs and allegedly a patch is out. It
: seems however that nobody can get hold of said patch yet.

: Alan

sun's ftp:
103447-03 and 103169-06

for 2.5 sparc box


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