Re: ERR_READ_ERROR on SGI web site

From: Andrew Moar <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 16:50:55 +1000 (EST)

On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Andrew Moar wrote:

> The strangeness continues... The only machine that can't reach this site
> is the proxy server. All our other Digital Unix (4.0 -> 4.0B) machines
> have no problems. You're right about it not being a squid problem
> though... lynx doesn't work with or without the proxy server. Are you
> running with a DEFPA FDDI interface by any chance... I'm thinking this may
> have something to do with it... Or I may just be clutching at straws...

I know this isn't a squid problem, but it's probably worthwhile mailing it
anyway for those who may experience similar things. It seems the FDDI
interface was, indirectly, the cause of the problems.

It seems that someone between here and has configured their
router to not fragment packets and only allow packet sizes of a max. of
1500 bytes. After reconfiguring the FDDI interface to have an MTU of 1500
(down from around 4300), all was well... Not an ideal solution by any
means, but it works.


        Andrew Moar : Ph +61 3 9479 1505  email
            Systems Programmer, Information Technology Services
                    La Trobe University, Melbourne
Received on Tue Sep 02 1997 - 00:03:46 MDT

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