Re: PPP problems: possible fix

Derrick J Brashear (
Sat, 7 Sep 1996 11:35:02 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 7 Sep 1996, Hugues Talbot wrote:

> Derrick Brashear wrote:
> > after realizing that PPP was livable until I upgraded past 2.0.15, I did some
> > experimenting. The following diff, which undoes something in 2.0.16, works
> > for me. I'd appreciate it if some of you who have been having PPP troubles
> > would try it and let me know if it helps.
> [small patch follows...]
> That is bizarre. This very same line was introduced in
> 2.0.12 and broke *my* PPP. That's why it was taken out again
> in 2.0.16. Obviously we could go a long way putting this line
> back and taking it out again...

Oddly I had a ethernet cnnected machine which started suffering from the
same symptoms as my PPP connected machine and that fix also fixed that

> Seems to me that there is something fishy somewhere
> else. Someone suggested a bug in VJ header compression. It did help
> for me. People who have a ppp problem maybe can try putting a line
> with `-vj' in their /etc/ppp/options file to turn the compression off,
> and report the results ?

I'm willing to test it, but it wouldn't explain the bug on the machine
which is ethernet-connected.