I've been having networking problems with SLS 1.03, 0.99pl12, running SLIP.
This problem has manifested itself in many forms. I've got my mtu set to
600, but I've tried other values... no success. Basically, the problem is
that transfers from the local host to the remote host fail whether using NFS,
rcp, or ftptool, whereas transfers from the remote host to the local host are
1) NFS mounting:
I can successfully mount a partition from our Suns at school on my Linux
(home) over SLIP. I can browse through the mounted partition, cat-ing files,
etc... When I try to copy a file from my Linux machine onto the mounted
partition, it seems to work for small files but gives an error for large
files. Here's an example session:
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda4 226380 182528 32533 85% /
/dev/hda1 163552 105792 57760 65% /dos
201167 125661 55390 69% /home/vlsi/mark
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 69 Aug 1 10:58 /etc/motd
-r--r--r-- 1 mark vlsi 69 Aug 1 10:58 motd
* At this point, everything seems to be fine. I managed to copy this small
* file. Now try to copy a larger file.
cp: ./zImage: Invalid argument
* Now it gives this strange error. It seems to give the same error for all
* large files whereas small files get copied successfully.
* On the other hand, when copying files from Sun to Linux, they get copied
* successfully no matter how large.
2) Transferring files using rcp:
If I rcp a file from the Sun to my Linux machine, all goes well. However,
when I try to do the opposite (i.e. transfer a file from Linux to Sun), a
part of the file is transferred after which rcp just hangs
3) Transferring files using ftptool 4.3b3:
Regular ftp seems to work fine. However, when using the latest ftptool to
transfer files from the local host to the remote host, and after part of the
file is transferred (typically after 150K or so), the tool gives as error
which is something like:
Write on remote host failed. Disk full?
The disk is certainly not full, and I have no quota limitations.
Any ideas anyone? I'm totally clueless.
Thanks in advance,
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