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Date:      Tue, 5 Dec 1995 12:18:48 +0000 ()
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        buaas@wireless.net (Robert A. Buaas)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Repost: Mail/News hang when using Mac/PPP
Message-ID:  <199512051218.MAA28387@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <199512032322.PAA09820@wireless.net> from "Robert A. Buaas" at Dec 3, 95 03:22:53 pm

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Robert A. Buaas stands accused of saying:
> 
> This is a repost of the problem from late last week:

No new information though.

> 2.1.0-RELEASE kernel using kernel-mode-PPP over 28.8 to Macintosh/ConfigPPP.
> News protocol hangs after initial several bursts when trying to get full
> newsgroup list. Eudora hangs when downloading medium-size attached files.
> Netscape Newsreader behaves similiarly. Problem difficult/random to
> reproduce on arbitrary Mac systems, but persistant from Mac's that demo the
> problem.

What's the nntp server doing once the connection has hung? (ps axl)
Turn on all of the debugging you can find (check the kernel code & rebuild
with kernel ppp debugging enabled too)
Check you have appropriate (hardware) flowcontrol at both ends.

> 2.0.5-950612-SNAP kernel behaves perfectly.

Check you're using matching kernel/pppd code.

> best regards/bob

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