Subject: Re: ip reassembly time exceeded?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/1997 09:17:14
On Tue, 28 Jan 1997 10:37:24 +0200 (EET), Jukka Marin <> wrote:
> I have no win systems (unlike Matthias), but we were using WWW, ftp,
> telnet, rcp/scp etc. quite happily on all our AmigaOS/NetBSD systems
> with the PPP MTU at 296 bytes.  The _only_ problem we noticed was
> the e-mail thing.  Even ping with large packet sizes (1000 bytes)
> worked just fine.

Sounds like reassembly failure on mircosquishy's (I like that! ;-) end.   
Packet's get only fragment once, and nobody reassembles them until they reach  
their final destination.  Now, it could also be that one of your frags gets  
lots all the time.

Do you see any packet loss when simply pinging that host?  Theoretically, it  
could also be a congestion problem along the way and someone is just dropping  
the frags.

Christian Kuhtz <>
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