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Re: PPP and NT4.0

Tim Wilson wrote:
> I just subscribed, and have spent the last 3.5 hrs reading
> through May,Jun,Jul archives for answers. If this has been
> covered before please tell me which archive to look at.
> I am having problems connecting to my Debian Linux system
> from an NT4.0 machine. I have also experienced the same
> problem with Windows98, but not Windows95. (Maybe there's a
> Linux detector here.) The NT machine reports bad CRC's on
> most but not all recieved packets. I can just make a telnet
> connection for a few minutes - but no ftp or web. Has
> anyone had this problem before, and is there a fix?
> I also intially had a problem with Windows95 machines and
> VanJacobson compression. Image files were very very slow to
> load with lots of timeouts unless I turn of the header
> compression. Is this related to the same problem?? If not
> is there a solution to this one?

Hmmm. I'd turn on debuging (add 'debug' to your ppp options) and look
at the packets found /var/log/ppp.log. Compare which CCPs (if any)
are configured for each connection. In some cases, compression 
protocols may just slow you down, especially if your modem is already
doing compression since there's a limit to how much data can be

Jens B. Jorgensen

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