Subject: SIOCIFMTU on lo (faith, ...) -- how to update route MTU?
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From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/19/2000 19:24:11
Last-year-ish, I added SIOCSIFMTU support to the loopback driver.
Works like a champ, and makes it easy to test MTU-specific hacks over
a loopback interface. (e.g., looking for spikes in TCP throughput as a
function of MTU).

The one gotcha is that if I change the MTU after bringing the interface
up and ifconfig'ing on it, the route MTU does *not* get updated.
I tried copying the code from if_faith, and lo and behold, that seems
broken, too.

Not getting this right is the only reason I havent committed the change.
Anyone know how to fix it?