Indirect connection works better

Dale Eshelman eshelmand at
Fri May 15 15:45:25 BST 2009

I understand what you are talking about; but, do not follow how one  
would go about fixing the issue.


On May 14, 2009, at 7:36 PM, John Serink wrote:

> You have an MTU issue.
> If you have access to the router/gateway you need to put a tcp  
> mssadjust xxxx command in the outgoing interface, usually eth0 or  
> something like that where xxxx is the max mtu of you internet  
> connection.
> A more painful alternative is to change the mtu on the individual  
> machine giving you problems.
> Cheers,
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Fri May 15 02:34:03 2009
> Subject: Indirect connection works better
> Recent came across a situation again which has puzzled me in the  
> past.  I'm
> trying to connect to a machine running VNC Free edition in an  
> office.  I can
> make the connection (having set up port forwarding on the router)  
> but it
> hangs, with only the top third of the screen visible after several  
> minutes.
> Further attempts produced the same result.
> That office has a workstation used as a simple workstation.  Unlike  
> the
> "target" machine, which is wirelessly connected, this one is  
> connected to
> the router by cable.  I can connect reliably to the fileserver PC.   
> I found
> that within my remote session I could start a new session from the
> fileserver PC to the target PC, and this worked well.
> Now that's using the same links, but in two jumps instead of one.   
> What's
> going on?
> Phil, London
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Dale Eshelman

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