Subject: Re: Internet Access Problems!
To: Matthew Bell <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/22/1999 18:46:11
On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 08:45:22PM -0400, Matthew Bell wrote:
> For a while now I have had a problem with accessing certain sites with my
> netbsd mchine. It would access most sites I look up, but  I would run
> across a site that I couldn't access ( Ex:,
>, etc... ). At first I thought it could be
> a problem with the routing tables, but they check out OK. I don't know what
> it could be, so before I go and cry to my ISP I thought it would be a good
> thing to ask.

Are ICMP messages blocked at some place ? This prevent Path MTU Discovery
from working and could produce this kind of behavior. This is true
is your ppp MTU is less than 1500.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.