mtu question

Pete Lumbis alumbis at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 17:20:06 CST 2010


I know in more recent Cisco IOS software (12.4.24T or later I think)
the MTU of a GRE interface is that of the largest memory block on the
box. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the same for loopbacks since
they are a software concept.  The logic behind this is that the
largest frame the software interface can handle would be equal to the
largest chunk of memory to put that frame in.


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Deric Kwok <deric.kwok2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I just see that the mtu in lo is different from standard eth 1500
>
> Any meaning of it?
>
> eg:
> Standard eth 1500
>
> in linux. lo mtu 16436
>
> in solaris. lo mtu is 8232
>
> How about cisco / juniper loopback?
>
> Thank you so much
>
>




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