Subject: Networking problems
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/03/1995 10:46:18
It seems that newlines cause my machine's network to hang.  (This is
my best guess; it never hangs in the middle of a line, and the chance
of it hanging on a particular command seems to be proportional to the
number of newlines the command prints.)  What I mean by this is, when
I telnet in from another machine and login, the more newlines my
telnet session causes, the more likely it seems that the network will
hang.  What hangs is the individual session that I'm running; I can
tell by running netstat that my BSD box is waiting to send things out
(Send-Q will be 400 to 700), and netstat on the other machine says
it's waiting for more data, but it never comes.  I can sit and hit
return all day, and *those* newlines don't cause any crashes, but if I
do an ls -l or two, it hangs.

System:  IIcx, 20M RAM, external SCSI2 drive, Asante ethernet (don't
remember which flavor).

I've also got a few hosts I can't talk to, but I think that's my own
fault.  If anybody could help with the first problem, I'd be grateful.


* Chris  | "Nobody likes brain alteration!"                              *
*  Jones |                           --Peri Brown, _Doctor Who_          *