Mandrake 10 ADSL connection intermittent failure
The main problem is that I cannot connect to the POP server, nor to any of the mirror sites to download updates. I can do some limited surfing, and can post mail, but don't have full navigation capabilities. I had a similar problem with the Red Hat/Fedora machines, and tried to implement the same solution on the Mandrake 10 machine. The problem originated when the Australian telco, Telstra, made hardware changes to its ADSL service, and my ISP suggested changing the package sizes to overcome this. On the other Linux boxes the problem was fixed by modifying package sizes through typing the following into an editor screen (as root):
ifconfig eth0 mtu 1420
This has not worked on the Mandrake machine. Do you have any tips to modify package sizes?