Subject: http over ppp
To: None <David.Eckhardt@b.gp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Don Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/1997 10:33:22
> Some implementations of PPP (especially ones on a certain major
> vendor's terminal servers) don't negotiate MTU correctly--if you
> let both sides default, they think they agree but they don't.
Thanks, that gives me something else I can look in to.
> Another thing to look at: do you have error correction turned on?
> If not, and if your phone line is very noisy, longer packets might
> get killed more often.
I'm not sure. Another thing to look in to.
> Or your flow control might be wrong, so long packets would have a higher
> likelihood of overflowing something.
I checked that. It appears correctly set up.
> Good luck, I suspect you'll figure this one out.
> If I telnet over the ppp link to port 80 and issue a GET for an html
> page, that works but when I use the browser, it just hangs with "Host
> contacted. Waiting for reply..."
> One possible reason is that browsers these days don't send unadorned
> GETs -- they add in all sorts of junk which could easily result in
> a single large packet being sent.
It appears you are correct.
Thanks again for your generous support!
Don Ray email@example.com