Re: Linux 2.2.x outgoing TCP connects hang after several hours of use

Steve Dodd (
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 21:42:17 +0100

On Wed, Aug 04, 1999 at 03:33:43PM -0400, Jordan Mendelson wrote:

> Make the MTU/MRU on your ppp0 and eth0 lines equal and see if that makes a
> difference (mtu 1500/mru 1500 in your pppd options file).

Ewwww. You really shouldn't have to do that, surely? If you're talking to
some box on "the outside" that's not sending ICMP_FRAG_NEEDED, I think you
can disable path MTU discovery via a sysctl?

Ah, but you're forgetting Rimmer directive 273 which states just as
clearly, "No chance you metal bastard!"

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