Thanks for all the responses. I shall try them and reply if anything
works. Might take a while though - remote access is often tedious.
Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
Can he log in from ubuntu from some other machine?
He has only one machine.
Harsh Busa wrote:
if you can try to use a live cd of ubuntu or some
based flavor you might be able to find some headway.
Yes, I'll try that. Unfortunately, I very strongly suspect
it'll work on the Live CD & that won't tell me anything then. :-)
Raj Mathur wrote:
See if turning ECN off helps:
You could also play around with /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies
Since I've never tried that, it sounds like a good possibility, thanks. :-)
Has he added a wireless router to his ADSL modem?
Nope, just a direct, single ethernet cable to the modem.
I do not know what other sites you have tried, but
Ah but if that was the problem, other browsers should work. And I did
clean out cookies & cache to make sure. As I said, the problem is in
all installed browsers. And the sites used to work fine till last week.