Alright, I'm not entirely sure what my problem I'm having is. Surfing the web is alright, I can download files, like the Suse 9.2 Professional DVD(3.2Gigs) at 200kb/s....which I believe my connection can go faster but I'm perfectly fine with. But when I instant message my wife using GAIM or AMSN, she likes to send me clips of my son doing things since I'm so far away, which are about 1.2 to 10 megs in size. They take FOREVER to get through though, and my transfer rate is very slow..20 minutes to receive one file is the fastest I've ever seen it go. I thought it was maybe her ISP capping the upload speed, but then I borrowed awork laptop with WinXP, used the same connection my comp is plugged in on and loaded up MSN messenger. She sent me a file that was 5 megs, and it took me no more than 30 seconds to receive the file from her. We both couldn't believe it, but anyway back to the problem. This problem has been happening on Slackware 10, Fedora Core 3, and Suse 9.2 Professional Edition, and I'm unable to find a reason for it. FC3 and Suse 9.2 are both stock installs, and Slack 10 has a custom kernel build. I checked out this post and I don't have this particular file mentioned to set.
The closest I have to the command
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_default_win_scale
are these files
Also, doing dmesg | grep eth 0 gives me this in Suse 9.2 while a transfer between me and my wife is in progress...I removed the MAC address and IP's
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=116 ID=63202 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4106 DPT=1025 WINDOW=64240 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0 OPT (020405B401010402)
SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=56820 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4214 DPT=61229 WINDOW=23168 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A041BA5B919E6C108)
SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=40906 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4243 DPT=49738 WINDOW=28960 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A041BBBB619E6D489)
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=333 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=253 ID=46352 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=67 DPT=68 LEN=313
SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=40 TOS=0x08 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=40758 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4297 DPT=80 WINDOW=20700 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0
SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=40 TOS=0x08 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=40759 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4297 DPT=80 WINDOW=20700 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0
The last message is repeated constantly over and over again.
Here is my ifconfig eth0 output as well(also with MAC's and IP's removed)
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr
inet addr:x.x.x.x Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.252.0
inet6 addr: fe80::207:95ff:fec4:fe8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6224965 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3218640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:3514393268 (3351.5 Mb) TX bytes:219068335 (208.9 Mb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc400
I'm googling this out, but thought someone might already have the answer to this problem, which by this point is that GAIM and AMSN are somehow not entirely compatible with MSN Messenger. Hope to hear from you all soon, as I don't want to have to restart my comp just so I can receive a file!!!