OT: Router

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 12:35:47 CET 2007

On 16/03/07, Res <res at ausics.net> wrote:
> I should top post and not be sorry :)
Don't say youŕe top posting when you're not....:-D.

> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> > To all netiquette nazis, sorry for top posting... :-)
> > Keyword here is ADSL.
> >
> > Lower the MTU across the board. I could bet everything starts to work, as if
> > by magic. In every place you can set it, set it to somewhere between 1400 and
> > 1460 bytes.
> Keyword here is really MTU, you hit nail on the head though...
> If useing PPPoE I'd agree, lots of our customers have problems and funnily
> enough even in this country, mostly all just with banks as well, lowering
> MTU to 1432 seemed to fix all, or just tell them to use PPPoA if they
> use a hardware router.

I thought it was spelled "unhandled fragmentation"... Simply that
_something_ gets very upset when your 1500 (or so) TUs get split to
fit the ~1450 MTU of your PPPoE link. But fixing it by ensuring a
smaller MTU on the originating side would be very fine, yes.

-- Glenn
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