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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchmail halts while fetching news

On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 09:41:00AM -0400, John Jensen wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Mark Brown wrote:

> > Even so, the fact that you have to dink the network configuration to get
> > Leafnode to work again makes it seem likely that some problem with the
> > network is creating trouble for Leafnode[1].  Do you have any problems with
> > other applications (fetchmail for example)?

> Well, the connection is still alive when it happens, I've tried running
> fetchmail, which I have no problems with at all, after fetchnews halts,
> and it works. I have however a few times experienced that the "ppp daemon

How much mail are you pulling relative to your news load?  I've seen
symptoms similar to yours in the past, but I never reproduced them and
they seem to have vanished.  They seemed to affect anything that tried
to send much data back up the link.

> > There's a suggestion that you should try lowering the MRU and MTU in the
> > fetchmail FAQ.  It suggests (without explanation) using a value of 552.
> > I'm blissfully unaware of how you'd do that in KPPP, but the relevant
> > options for pppd are "mru 552" and "mtu 552".

> I'm sorry for being such an ignorant:) But what's MRU and MTU?

The largest size of packet that your PPP connection recieves or sends
respectively (Maximum {Reception,Transmission} Unit).

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
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