Subject: Re: IP DF problems (again)
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/02/1998 14:52:34
On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 12:48:25PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > I still don't understand why they try to send packets of 1460 bytes with DF
> > set..

> Path MTU discovery. They are trying to figure out the maximum possible
> MTU for a network connection. Once they found it out they can send
> packages without any unnecessary overhead caused by fragmentation or
> superfluous headers.

How come no-one else is doing this?  I have only had this problem when the
remote system has been running m$ crapware.