Subject: Re: Patch for timiting TCP MSS (i.e. for new PPPoE)
To: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/03/2001 09:09:24
> I've just been enlightened about the use of per-route mtu settings as an
> alternate (and probably better) workaround for this problem. As far as I
> can see, there is no advantage to using my patch over setting the mtu on
> the appropriate route. Sorry for the noise.
Which still means you have to do it for each and every machine behind a
pppoe router. It's hard to cope from our understanding of standards
conformance, but we *realy* need a MSS clamping option for routers!
I've been dealing with completely clueless firewall admins at a client
for a few weeks now and just punted.