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Date:      Wed, 08 Feb 1995 16:35:15 -0800
From:      David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
To:        Tom Samplonius <tom@haven.uniserve.com>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: SLIP MTU in 1.1.5.1 
Message-ID:  <199502090035.QAA14038@corbin.Root.COM>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 08 Feb 95 16:40:04 PST." <Pine.BSF.3.91.950208163608.1314A-100000@haven.uniserve.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.

   The standard mss for non-local networks is 512...thus 552.

-DG



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