Subject: Re: pppd "write: No buffer space available"
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/15/2004 21:22:32
Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Carl Brewer wrote:
>>I've got a NetBSD 1.6.1 box sitting behind a dialup
>>line running IP Filter, sendmail & squid, to provide a
>>firewall and mail routing for a small office.
>>Every now and then (week or so) they see the following
>>on the console :
>>Jun 15 11:59:19 fw pppd[165]: write: No buffer space available
> I've seen it too. A work-around seems to be to disable compression,
> or reduce it -- with "deflate 9", I don't get that anymore at all.
> The problem may be fixed in current and NetBSD 2.0, as they have a
> newer version of pppd, but I haven't tried them yet for this.

I'll give that a try and see how it goes.  Won't that kill
some performance though?

>>fw: {32} more peers/connect
>>connect "/usr/sbin/chat -f /etc/ppp/chat-dialin-connect"
>>mru 1500
>>lcp-echo-interval 60
>>lcp-echo-failure 6
>>asyncmap 0x0
> It's interesting that you're using "passive persist" instead of
> "demand". Does the other side call you?

No.  This is a config that I inherited and haven't looked
overly closely at.  Would I be better off with


instead of