Subject: Re: ip reassembly time exceeded?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/1997 10:41:10
In article <>,
	Jukka Marin <> 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 "" 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.
>   -jm

Matthias Scheler