>when tracing the ftp connection to ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de
>i get the following:
>$ strace ftp ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de
>This happens only on kernel 2.0.17 (on kernel 2.0.0 read returns with 8192
>bytes read), so i am really confused. Can anybody verify this and explain to
>me, what is going on here?
of the patches to it released by Sun. Spcifically, there was one
reciently which dealt with this issue as Sun had optimized their
system only for fast ethernet links and this caused the slower
PPP/SLIP style links to suffer needlessly.
The patches are on the normal Sun archive sites.