Subject: Re: gsip sends byte-swapped vlan tags
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/26/2006 15:20:38
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:

> Or you mean there are setups which silently drop too-large packets
> without any notification to anyone?  I have trouble calling those
> anything better than grossly broken, and wouldn't worry about arranging
> for NetBSD to support them any more than I would about doing likewise
> for setups which, for example, drop packets containing 0xff octets:
> it's the responsibility of the IP-over-whatever layer to actually
> implement IP's semantics.

If such devices which dropped packets containing 0xff octets started
to appear in quantity, it would be both useful and necessary for us to
develop workarounds to interoperate with them and the devices on the
other side of them. 

        - Nathan