Subject: Re: Slow Ethernet speed out a DSL link
To: Gerald C. Simmons <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/2002 16:41:49
"Gerald C. Simmons" <> writes:
> Today, I started getting very slow traffic speeds out my DSL; equiv. to a
> 14.4K Modem or less w/ stalls. As I was trouble shooting the problem (thinking
> it was on my ISP's end or the DSL provider) I rebooted my Router (NetBSD) and
> the problem went away. Back up to 58-70KB/sec transfer.
> Anyone know what might have been going on?  This machine had been up for many
> weeks, months even.

Well, you eliminated most of the evidence once you rebooted. If it
happens again, start by running tcpdump to try to watch the traffic so
you can get some idea of what is happening on the link.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD: The right OS for your embedded design.