Re: Connection Problem - Debian to Freebsd

From: Darren Tucker (
Date: 08/27/03

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:25:18 GMT

In article <3f4c9b7a$>,
Martin <> wrote:
>$author = "Darren Tucker <>" ;
>i am behind ADSL with MTU on the ppp interface of 1492 and MTU of 1500 on
>all ethernet interfaces. changing them does nothing except cause my adsl
>link to become unstable (keeps dropping and re-authenticating).

Now it really sounds like that's it. You changed the MTU of the machine
behind the ADSL, not the ADSL itself? I can't see how that would cause
the ADSL itself to be unstable.

>note: i can ssh from my mac, so i don't think it's an MTU problem, unless
>mac's use a smaller MTU.

I don't know Macs, but you said you're using password authentication and
that generally produces smaller packets during authentication.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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