Subject: Re: ip reassembly time exceeded?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/27/1997 10:41:10
In article <199701270743.JAA01157@pyy.jmp.fi>,
Jukka Marin <email@example.com> writes:
> I had MTU of 296 bytes on the PPP link on my router machine.
I still have.
> When I changed it to 576, things started working (it seems).
I suppose that there is some kind of network problem between your site
and "mail1.microsoft.com." or a broken TCP/IP implementation on the
MS system which is somehow doesn't show up with larget packets.
> I heard that this is the minimum length specified for IP packets.
No, the minimum length is 40 bytes.
> The reason I was setting MTU so small was to speed up interactive connections
> while there's a file transfer in progress.
I use it for the same reason.
> Why do we have MTU of 296 bytes for SLIP, then? :-o
> Thanks to all who responded.
Matthias Scheler http://colwyn.owl.de/~tron/