perhaps this has something to do with the reduced maximum-transfer-unit (mtu) which ist left for the tunnel interfaces. Since the one-way-tunnel do only tunnel the upling-traffic but NOT tunnel the downlink traffic this is not a problem when trying to connect to a intractable www server.
Did I understand you correct, that these problems only occurs when surfing to a few webservers, but not to all webservers?
Can you try what happens if you reduce the mtu of the outgoing interface at the upstream gateway (e.g. ifconfig ethX mtu 1400). I think there might be 3 possible results: 1) everything remains as before, there is another reason 2) the hotmai/msn/live.com or pop services are not reachable anymore from the upstream gw. Then we have at least a hint. 3) Now these services also work inside the mesh. Maybe the icmp messages which are supposed to communicate the path-mtu-problem were not correctly transmitted from the tunnel interface but succeed from the upstream gw interface to the server.
On Samstag 01 Dezember 2007, Marek Lindner wrote:
now i found an issue which i didn't relate with batman first. I got several reports of users, hotmail/msn/live.com not being accessible anymore... Yesterday i found out theres also problems with some pop server not beeing accessible, but everything works fine directly at the upstream gw, without any batmand involved.
Unfortunately, it is too few information to do anything about it. Could you describe your experiences in more detail. Here some questions on the way:
- When did you notice the problem for the first time ?
- Which revision was used ?
- What exactely is your problem ?
- Can you describe it in way that i can reproduce it ?
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