"no buffer space available" on Win2K

Karl Waclawek karl@waclawek.net
Wed Apr 30 15:43:00 GMT 2003

> Karl,
> It is well-known that various VPN software causes problems with 
> Cygwin/XFree86.  The reasons for this are numerous, but it primarily has 
> to do with the fact that these VPN packages replace various Windows 
> system DLLs with their own versions that do not correctly duplicate all 
> of the functionality of the Windows networking DLLs.  There isn't 
> anything we can do to fix this problem, as we certainly cannot write 
> code to deal with x number of networking layers for Windows.
> The only real solution here is to never install the VPN software to 
> begin with, as most of them leave their modified DLLs in place when you 
> uninstall them.

You misunderstood:
I didn't get  the "no buffer space available" error with the VPN in place.
I only had very slow performance.

The error happened at work, no VPN, both machines inside the firewall.

> The problem would have nothing to do with the window manager.
> I consider your problem solved, as there is nothing I can do to help. 
> You could ask the Cygwin list (cygwin@cygwin.com) if you have further 
> questions, but I would expect it to get toasty in there if you aren't 
> offering to help :)

What kind of help did you have in mind?


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