Subject: Re: silo and packets: overflowing too-bigness
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/31/1998 08:46:22
> Some implementations of TCP header compression in SLIP and PPP
> reportedly break when this option is in use (causing packets to be
> corrupted upon decompression).

Doesn't the timestamps in the TCP options defeat VJ compression completely,
so this degrades performance always when you are using a point-to-point
link (with header compression)?

Should these options be stripped by the kernel when the packet is queued
for a point-to-point interface? This way only your router needs to take 
care of this, now you have to disable it on all machines on your local