I am using SLIP (with slattach) to attach my p5-100 & 14.4 Telepath IIv
modem (reportedly a USR OEM) to a university computer. I am running
Linux 1.2.5 & XF86-3.1.1. Everything usually works just fine and I am
able to open & use multiple rlogin windows (run from a local xterm)
without difficulty. Every once in a while, however, when I run a command in
one of my rlogin windows, the response either freezes interminably or
slows to a crawl. A simple 'ls' can take 5 minutes or even forever.
It doesn't appear to be a line or modem problem because the other
rlogin windows still work properly. This problem seems to be
independent of the number of rlogin windows I open and independent of
which SUN or DEC machine I am logging into. It happens even when nothing
else is running over the slip (other than a few tcsh processes).
Does anybody recognize this problem? Any solutions?
Another question I have is whether there is any way from preventing an ftp
download/upload from hogging all the SLIP bandwith. Is there any way to
tell ftp to only transfer when there is no other active SLIP communication.
I guess that I am looking for a SLIP version of 'nice'.
Thanks for the help. Please post to the net or e-mail replies.