Accessing Toronto Public Library's Website with Linux

Merv Curley mervc-MwcKTmeKVNQ at
Fri Dec 19 20:56:10 UTC 2008

On December 19, 2008, Giles Orr wrote:
>      -----
> Some customers have reported slowness accessing Toronto Public Library
> websites on computers running the Linux operating system. The problem
> is most likely caused by Linux's use of strict internet routing and
> firewall settings. We're working on a fix at TPL, but you can also
> solve the problem on your computer. Please only attempt this if you're
> familiar with the command line and editing files in /etc/ .
> First, test the fix by opening a terminal or command prompt with root
> privileges and issue this command:
> echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_default_win_scale

I tried this on my Debian and SuSE 11.0 distros and get a No Such File error. 
Is the command correct?
Is 'echo' supposed to add this line to the proc filesystem?
Now the site is almost useless,  I just don't use TPL unless I have to.


Merv Curley
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