Subject: Re: can't connect
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/30/2005 09:53:11
In message <>, Manuel Bouyer writes:
>On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 02:25:45PM +1000, Paul (NCC/CS). wrote:
>> Manuel,  thanks,
>> the sysctl didn't work.
>> the inet connection is fibre.
>Should have a MTU of 1500 bytes then, it should't be a problem.
>It really looks like an issue with the firewall software.

There have been such problems in the past with Checkpoint firewalls.  
One way to bypass the problem is to use a '-' as the first character of 
the password -- that skips the very long greeting message that confuses 
some firewalls.

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,