The interaction of a plasma jet with an axisymmetric magnetic field, is calculated in linear approximation for a periodic and for a convergent or divergent field configuration. The solution depends on the MACH number, the magnetic pressure number, and the magnetic REYNOLDS number. In the convergent field, the plasma is decelerated. If the flow is supersonic, this is connected with a contraction of the jet leading beyond equilibrium and therefore being followed by an expansion. In the subsonic case, the stopping is accompanied by a broadening of the jet. With increasing magnetic REYNOLDS number, “wakes” appear which extend upstream or downstream, depending on the values of the magnetic pressure number and the MACH number.