rsync w/ openssh hangs on linux

Martin Pool mbp at
Sat Jan 5 12:26:50 EST 2002

On  4 Jan 2002, Dave Dykstra <dwd at> wrote:
> Well I don't see anything in the send queues so that's not likely to be the
> problem.  It doesn't seem likely that anybody else would be able to easily
> reproduce your setup.  I suspect your Internet Sharing setup since you have
> also experienced web sites stalling.

PPPOE in combination with masquerading often causes problems to do
with packet MTU with similar symptoms: heavily used connections hang
during transfers.  I don't know if this would be a problem with

You could try 

  # ifconfig eth0 mtu 1200

on the firewalled Linux box.


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