I was facing a strange problem in the past 3 days that denied my access to
Fedora server. It was so weird that I suspect something related to my
connection not Fedora repository. I mentioning it here for the record and for
others who may face such a problem in the future.
I can checkout out a file, update a file but not a whole folder or module!
[munzir@localhost translate]$ ssh -vvv i18n(a)redhat.com
OpenSSH_3.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7a Feb 19 2003
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to redhat.com
[126.96.36.199] port 22.
debug1: connect to address 188.8.131.52 port 22: Connection timed out
ssh: connect to host redhat.com
port 22: Connection timed out
#ifconfig ppp0 mtu 576
This is an mtu (maximum transmission unit) problem. It defines the maximum
size of a packet that can be transferred in one frame over a network. mtu is
hard coded to a default of 1500 in my Fedora Core 3 system which is suitable
for fast connections like DSL but not dialups.
Now! is this a solvable bug? Where do I need to report it? Should ordinary
users know this weird setting?
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