Re: PPP slow between Linux and Solaris - why is it so?

Alan Cox (
Sun, 14 Jul 1996 17:16:22 +0100 (BST)

> I remember someone mentioned that Solaris was retransmitting packets too
> quickly or something causing >50% of bandwidth to be used up by duplicate
> packets. I got the impression that Solaris was to blame. Is this
> correct? In any case, I do not remember anyone ever mentioning a fix /
> trick / work around to get the throughput back up to what it should be.

We had a mix of Linux problems (fixed for 2.0.x) and some Solaris bugs. Sun
engineers posted a summary of the Sun bugs and allegedly a patch is out. It
seems however that nobody can get hold of said patch yet.