Re: MTU and 2.4.x kernel

From: Rick Jones (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 15:40:21 EST

> Default of 536 is sadistic (and apaprently will be changed eventually
> to stop tears of poor people whose providers not only supply them
> with bogus mtu values sort of 552 or even 296, but also jailed them
> to some proxy or masquearding domain), but it is still right: IP
> with mtu lower 576 is not full functional.

I thought that the specs said that 576 was the "minimum maximum"
reassemblable IP datagram size and not a minimum MTU.

rick jones

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