[Gllug] Connection reset by peer

Ian Norton bredroll at darkspace.org.uk
Thu Jun 16 23:09:00 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 06:19:41PM +0100, Ian Norton wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:50:36PM +0100, Tom Schutzer-Weissmann wrote:
> > vnc and ssh are pretty much unusable for me, sessions keep breaking with
> > the error "Connection reset by peer". It must be to do with my network
> > setup, but'm having problems pinning it down. 
> > 
> > One computer connects to an ADSL router, and then acts as a gateway for
> > another network, using NAT. The computer that's directly connected to
> > the router doesn't have problems with ssh or vnc, but it's a headless
> > relic and no use for vnc (which is most useful to me) - it's the
> > computers that use the relic as a gateway that have problems.
> > 
> > I've tried using ethereal to hunt down the problem, but don't really
> > know what I'm looking for. Nothing jumped out at me (I was sort of
> > hoping for a great big "connection reset by peer here")
> > 
> > Any hints most gratefully received...
> Try setting the MTU setting on your wireless router to under 1500 bytes (1460ish) .
> I had this alot with wifi routers, ipip tunnels and other things going through
> a router that truncated packets (evil netgear).

By this is mean,  talk to your neighbour with an mtu of about 1380. 

Ian Norton-Badrul

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