I have a problem with my local pointopoint SLIP connection. During the
connection, and especially during transfer of large chunks of data, I get
about 20% Packet Overruns in the Linux box. ( I give a IFCONFIG to look at
I connect my Windows computer to the Linux with a SLIP link, using
SLIPLOGIN. Both machines are 486, with 16450 Serial cards, use 38400 baud.
In Windows for Workgroups 3.11, I am using Trumpet Winsock, which is setup
with compression and *hardware handshake* enabled.
I use a full null-modem cable. No other processes are running on either
machine, except for the Internet /Ethernet link from the Linux box to the
I have also tried 19200 baud, but no improvement.
After about 5000 packets, I see about 1200 overruns on RX *and* on TX both!
Transfers become very slow, due to IP retries timeouts
Anybody knows what the reason is of this problem? Who controls the hardware
handshake on Linux: SLIPLOGIN or the Kernel???
Any help welcome!