Slow network, apt-get failing
So far, OK. I have successfully installed the hurd and built a kernel
with just the drivers I need.
I'm noticing a couple of anomolies:
1) I use a Belkin, four port switch box to talk to my different
machines. Switching can be done from a button on the front of
the device, or by quickly pressing and releasing Ctrl-Alt-Shift
and the pressing one of the number keys 1-4 to change to that
CPU. For some reason, I cannot switch away from the hurd
console. Moreover, I am greeted with a message about an
unexpected key state when pressing the shift key after I've
attempted to switch.
2) There is a tulip compatible card in this system connected to a
local net to the Internet as it passes through an IP masquerading
gateway. This works fine for Macs, M$ boxes, and the linux
hosts I've used for more than a year.
On pinging the gateway after bootup, I see a delay of 30 seconds
or so before the first ICMP packets get through. Once it works,
it will start pinging immediately on sumsequent invocations of
ping--I need to use the -c switch since ping doesn't respond to
^C. I can ftp to the gateway. I can telnet to ports on the
gateway. I cannot use apt-get using a repository on the
gateway. The error I get is either
Socket Expection [sic]
or it hangs while connecting to the host. ^C does will terminate
apt-get, though sometimes not immediately.
I'd like to write some experimental servers, but this is predicated on
me being able to share files between hosts.