TCP stalls and VJ compression

Paul Mackerras paulus at
Fri Feb 11 15:51:22 EST 2000

On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Clint Hepner wrote:

> I've been having problems with stalled downloads, mainly in Netscape,
> for several weeks now. Also, I've been unable to rsync from linuxcare;
> rsync would stop once I saw the "receiving file list..." message.
> I was searching through the archives tonight, and found the recommendation to
> disable Van Jacobsen header compression on the PPP link. I wasn't sure this
> would work, though, since I'm not actually running PPP on my machine; I
> connect over Ethernet through a Mac running IPNetRouter for a PPP dialup.
> However, disabling header compressoin solved both of my problems: Netscape
> downloads without stalling, and I can rsync from linuxcare again.

Where exactly and how did you disable TCP header compression?  And what's
at the other end of your PPP link?

Paul Mackerras, Senior Open Source Researcher, Linuxcare, Inc.
+61 2 6262 8990 tel, +61 2 6262 8991 fax
paulus at,
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