[kdepim-users] Re: KMail downloads
slack at nyc.rr.com
Fri Jul 29 17:20:18 BST 2011
Thanks for the tip, Ingo. I think I may indeed have an intermittent loose
Ethernet connection. Never thought of that!
From: Ingo Klöcker [mailto:kloecker at kde.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:35 PM
To: kdepim-users at kde.org
Subject: [kdepim-users] Re: KMail downloads
On Thursday 28 July 2011, Louis Hinman wrote:
> I have a small home Ethernet network. One machine is running
> Slackware Linux 13.0, KDE 4.2.4 and KMail 1.11.4 and Firefox. The
> other runs Windows XP.
Hmm. This version of KMail is ancient. :-)
> I recently changed my ISP to Time-Warner and I have a broadband
> connection to the Internet. Everything was working normally for 3
> months, but suddenly email downloads from Time-Warner's Road Runner
> POP server started to get erratic. Sometimes rebooting help, but
> sometimes not.
> I can usually ping the POP server, and I can always download my email
> from the Windows machine, so it appears there is nothing wrong on the
> server side. I can generally send email (although it appears to be a
> little slow, and sometimes a perfectly ordinary email gets stuck in
> the outbox).
> Coincidentally, Firefox on the Linux box is also behaving erratically.
> HTML processing get's stuck on "Waiting for xyz.com...". HTML
> requests do not time out at the server, but the page never comes.
> Again, rebooting sometimes helps and sometimes doesn 't. (Firefox on
> the Windows machine works normally.)
> The fact that I have problems with *both* KMail *and* Firefox makes
> me suspect there is a problem with the underlying TCP/IP plumbing on
> the Linux machine. Is there a buffer overflowing somewhere? A
> corrupted cache? Is there a log file I can look at?
To me this sounds more like a hardware problem than a software problem.
Did you check the network cable and the network connectors?
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