Internet Exchanges supporting jumbo frames?

Saku Ytti saku at
Wed Mar 9 18:29:05 UTC 2016

On 9 March 2016 at 20:25, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:

> any ixp configuration which requires active polling to ensure correct
> configuration is doomed to failure.  You are completely overestimating
> human nature if you believe that the IXP operator can make this work by
> harassing people into configuring the correct mtu, even if the data is
> clear that their systems are misconfigured.

It's not a novel idea, IXPs already do active polling, even ARP
sponges. In a competitive market, hopefully customers will choose the
IXP operator who knows how to ensure minimal pain for the customers.


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