Re: 2.0.21: TCP hangs solved by disabling Path MTU Discovery

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 14:12:49 +0400 (MSD)

Derrick J. Brashear (shadow@dementia.ORG) wrote:
: I put back a piece of code that had been if 0'd out around 2.0.16 to get this
: to work with the path mtu discovery, but when I posted the patch as a possible
: fix for the PPP problems I was having, someone else posted that the patch was
: in there because it was making something break on his machine. Who knows?

As I understand, that piece of code is both harmless and useless.
It can neither repair nor break something.
(FIX ME, if I am wrong)
If it really changes something, path MTU discovery has nothing to do with it.
The most probably you have fatally broken router.

BTW is your PPP VJ compressed?

Alexey Kuznetsov.