can I ask mtu question

Ricky Beam jfbeam at
Fri Jan 30 23:33:37 UTC 2009

On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:51:00 -0500, Justin M. Streiner  
<streiner at> wrote:
> If you're sourcing the pings from a device that supports it, you can  
> also send the large pings with the Do Not Fragment bit set.

Most modern systems do that already (part of path MTU discovery.)  And if  
there are no routers in the path (only the switch in question), then  
there's nothing to fragment it anyway.


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