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Bo Berglund wrote: > Why this happens is beyond me and it sure looks like a networking > problem. The status commands produce the start of a display, sometimes > only the leading ==================== line and sometimes a few lines > more, but then it invariably stops. > This always happens with cvs status -v file1 file2, and sometimes also > with only one file mentioned. > But never with cvs status -q .... > > Why is there a difference? > Those symptoms look like packet loss of large packets - normally caused by misconfigured MTU across tunnels and/or broken PMTU discovery. Other possibilities are a broken network card or switch. Compression would make this worse since it builds up a chunk of data before sending it, rather than sending line by line. Tony