interesting network problem for you excessively technical types. I have
recently moved from Ireland to New Zealand for a year, bringing with
me my trusty Dell Inspiron 8000, Redhat 6.2, Ximian Gnome 1.4, etc.
The only problem I've had with it is the internet access, which is
56k over a Xircom card (Xircom Cardbus Ethernet + 56k Modem [rev 03])
using a local ISP.
Most stuff works OK, but there are frequent 'chokes' where downloads
of all types and all protocols (HTTP, FTP, IMAP) from all European
servers simply hang in mid-download. My main aid against this is wget on
aggressive retry mode, which always get the job done eventually.
However, I would like to get this sorted out if possible, as it's
So, is anyone aware of any combination of very long routes, 1500ms
latency, and TCP/IP settings which can cause choking of data like
this, and what solutions are available?
P.S. I'm aware that it could be ISP-related, but they're hardly
going to admit it, so I'd like to check alternate solutions first ;-)
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