I tried to find an answer myself, but wasn't able to :-( I have one
backend, that pound isn't able to connect to. I have "Server" set to
30, but the "backend xxx connect: Connection timed out" message appears
right after I try to visit an URL (same effect with no "Server"
setting). But if I try to connect to the backend directly with lynx, it
is possible. Any hint what to look for? I already tried with ethereal,
but that didn't help.
While writing this I did a quick test with 1.7: no problem there.