should TCPs do MTU black hole detection?
Alex P. Rudnev
alex at virgin.relcom.eu.net
Fri Nov 19 02:40:45 UTC 1999
> >> yes-do-detection or no-we-want-the-problems-fixed.
> >> Comments appreciated.
> > I think that most ISP's would prefer that problems were fixed.
> the choice seems
> o when it breaks, the noc gets the call, debugs it, and it gets fixed
'it get fixed' if the problem is inside the network controlled by the NOC. If
> o when it breaks, the software does successive guesswork back-offs until
> it makes it through. the performance sucks big-time, the customer
> thinks the isp is at fault, but the noc does not get called and the
> real problem never gets fixed.
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