Minimum Internet MTU

Scott McGrath mcgrath at
Mon Dec 22 15:01:48 UTC 2003

Or the X.25/IP gateways beloved of Airlines who are also good at 
complaining when traffic is dropped on the floor

                            Scott C. McGrath

On 22 Dec 2003, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

> 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?
>                                         ---Rob

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