Minimum Internet MTU

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Mon Dec 22 14:36:59 UTC 2003

Chris Brenton <cbrenton at> writes:

> I agree, this is a bit of a loaded question. I guess by safe I mean "Is
> anyone aware of a specific link or set of conditions that could cause
> _legitimate_ non-last fragmented packets on the wire that have a size of
> less than 1200 bytes". I agree there are bound to be inexperienced users
> who have shot themselves in the foot and tweaked their personal system
> lower than this threshold, thus my 99.9% requirement.

You mean like everyone who's still running TCP/IP over AX.25 in the
ham radio community?  They're generally technically adept and good at
complaining...  I'm sure rbush would encourage his competitors to do this.

What are you trying to accomplish by killing off the fragments?


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