Subject: Re: Slow PPP
To: Tim Newsham <newsham@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
From: Danny Lepage <poutine@M3iSystems.QC.CA>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 08/14/1994 03:15:29
> I found out what my PPP problems where.  It appears the serial
> line cant keep up with large packets at 14.4 on my computer.
> I noticed this while downloading files with rz.  I would get
> errors very periodically.  I lowered the speed to 9.6 and 
> everything worked ok.  In ppp I tried ping -s <size> pearl
> where pearl is my gateway.  The biggest packet that I could get
> through is 890 bytes (counting the IP/ICMP header).  After
> 890 bytes all packets are dropped.  When I set the MRU
> to 890 everything works fine but slow.  I am using hardware
> flow-control btw...
> Someone else mentioned problems with the serial line but
> I dont remember the exact details.  Is anyong currently
> going through the serial code?
>                              Tim N.
I also experienced bad transfert rate (SLIP) since I installed
the 1.0beta pre-release distribution. I was planning to do some test
in ADOS with AmiTCP, just to make sure that the problem is not on
my internet provider site. (I've got a real problem here, something
that took about 1/2 an hour to transfert, now would take between 3 to
4 hours [14.4k]).

Does everybody running 1.0beta noticed such behavior? 

Danny Lepage