Subject: Re: ip reassembly time exceeded?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/1997 21:39:49
On Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:35:04 -0800 (PST) 
 Curt Sampson <> wrote:
> This appears to be some sort of TCP problem. I too ran my PPP link
> with an MTU of 296 bytes for some time, and I noticed that connections
> to and from the routing machine (a Sun 3--the remote end is a
> Livingston Portmaster) were fine, but another machine on my local
> area network (this one running Windows 95) was having huge problems
> downloading web pages; it was getting ridiculously slow rates,
> probably due to dropped packets. Setting the MTU above 576 fixed
> this.
File a PR and send it to bill@microsoft,com :-)

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