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Date:      	Wed, 8 Feb 1995 16:40:04 -0800 (PST)
From:      Tom Samplonius <>
To:        David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
Subject:   Re: SLIP MTU in 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <199502082353.PAA13674@corbin.Root.COM>

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On Wed, 8 Feb 1995, David Greenman wrote:

>    You can't reliably use an MTU this large without changing other things in
> the kernel. I'd recommend using an MTU of 552 - this usually acheives the best
> performance (several reasons why...but I won't go into this now). The above
> 'options' line is correct except for the value being too large.

  Thanks for the info.  On a different SLIP system, I'd normally set the 
client's MSS value to 1000 (need a MTU value of 1040+, depending on 
options), and that worked quite well for connections to systems just on 
the other side of the router.


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