Subject: Re: MSS doesn't honour route MTU
To: Rui Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2006 20:09:44
On Jun 15, 2006, at 4:29 PM, Rui Paulo wrote:
> Ok, so how does it recieve something that's not under the values of
> the MTU ?
The point is, it's up to the sender. MSS is defined as the maximum
segment size I'm willing to receive, period. What if you have a TCP
connection that floats from one interface to another over time?
> And, what should the route -mtu option do, after all ?
It defines a maximum MTU for a host to SEND packets to a particular
host / network. It has NOTHING to do with what you're willing to