Broken PMTUD for . + TLD servers, was: Re: Smallest Transit MTU

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Mon Jan 10 13:43:43 UTC 2005


> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 22:42:28 +1100, Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at isc.org> wrote
> :
> > > I receive DNS responses > 500 bytes every day (reported by PIX firewall).
>  So
> > > it is an issue, no matter wgat is recomended in RFC.
> > 
> >         The correct thing to do is to fix your firewall to handle the
> >         EDNS responses.
> 
> It is a cisco pix, right?  Maybe just replacing the thing with a 1U
> openbsd box will work wonders.

	A PIX firewall can handle EDNS fine.  It just has to be told
	what is the maximum EDNS size being advertised by the internal
	clients.  The defaults assume there is no EDNS (e.g. 512).
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