> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Whisenant [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 12:40 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: USR Netservers and packet loss
> To resolve your Quake problem do the following, if you have not
> tried this
> 1. From the Netserver do a sh mem.
> 2. Get the memory on the Netserver upgraded to at least
> 16MB DRAM and 8MB
> Flash RAM.
> 3. Upgrade to Netserver code 3.7.24 or later.
> I had this problem and eliminated it by doing the above. I have
> heard of
> another problem related to IP address pools on the Netserver, which
> cause this. For example in a typical class C address space using the
> 1706 chassis bundles I would configure my machines as follows:
> NSR1 xxx.xxx.xxx.3 IP Pool Start xxx.xxx.xxx.25 limt 46
> NMC1 xxx.xxx.xxx.2
> NSR2 xxx.xxx.xxx.5 IP Pool Start xxx.xxx.xxx.71 limt 46
> NMC2 xxx.xxx.xxx.4
> NSR3 xxx.xxx.xxx.7 IP Pool Start xxx.xxx.xxx.117 limt 46
> NMC3 xxx.xxx.xxx.6
> NSR4 xxx.xxx.xxx.9 IP Pool Start xxx.xxx.xxx.163 limt 46
> NMC4 xxx.xxx.xxx.10
> NSR5 xxx.xxx.xxx.11 IP Pool Start xxx.xxx.xxx.209 limt 46
> NMC5 xxx.xxx.xxx.12
> I use .1 as the router and have static addresses available from
> .13 to .24
> per class C for servers locally, etc....
> At 04:43 PM 3/30/98 -0600, you wrote:
> >I am about to lose my entire Quake group who were the first to jump
> onto the
> >bandwagon in support of 56K.
> >I was using a Modem Pool plugged into a Portmaster and all was well.
> >stepped up to a Netserver and several unexpected things occurred. One
> >them affects the Quake players so much (100% packet loss for 1-5
> >that they can no longer play on our server.
> >I have put in trouble tickets in to USR but they have been 3 weeks
> >into it". (The feeling is that this cant be a serious problem if it
> >affecting gamers, maybe I am taking it personally ... who knows).
> >A second problem is that some modems simply cut out on the X2 modems,
> >cant make a connection. The biggest culprits are Sportsters.
> >Has anyone run into routing problems or packet loss problems with the
> >David Payer
> >OMNI Internet
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