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POST of MTU + ~798 bytes gets lost

I have a very weird issue with certain packets not arriving on the destination host. It happens when we transmit a POST that is somewhat larger than the MTU. We can reproduce it with this script: ...
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Does setting MTU on logical interfaces affect physical interfaces

I've been using a combination of interface bond-, vlan- and bridge-interfaces to provide redundancy and different logical network layers to xen domU's. This setup is working well however i'm a bit ...
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Debian don't forward through L2TPv3 more than mtu l2tp virtual interface

R3--R1--Internet--R90 R3: ip addr 10.123.0.3 R1: sudo ip l2tp add tunnel tunnel_id 699 peer_tunnel_id 699 encap udp local 5.254.174.8 remote 5.254.174.90 udp_sport 699 udp_dport 699 sudo ip l2tp add ...
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OpenVPN: How to mitigate path MTU issues on a per-client basis?

We have dozens of embedded devices installed at customers, all calling home to our OpenVPN service. That works fine in general, but a few of our customers have severe path MTU issues. Our influence on ...
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Pptp Vpn: buffering packet .. (expecting .., lost or reordered)

System log is full of such messages. AFAIK this can be related to MTU size. ppp0 negotiates a MTU of 1396 with the ISP. I've tried so far: ip link set dev .. mtu 1396 iptables -A FORWARD -i ...
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VMWare - Jumbo Frames over iSCSI to a NAS4Free array

I am having problems getting Jumbo Frames working over my iSCSI connection. Here is what I try. 4 1GbE connections on 4 different subnets on my NAS4Free array for iSCSI, MTU set at 9000 2 redunant ...
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xen routed networking maximum segment size

For a few days now we experience issues with xen in routed networking mode regarding the MTU and MSS values (xen 4.1, debian wheezy, ISP is Hetzner) (network-script 'network-route netdev=eth0') ...
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windows update error 80072ee2 caused by linux router, possible mtu issue? [closed]

For a few days now, the Windows 7 workstations on my network have been unable to connect to Windows Update. They are getting the infamous error 80072ee2. They are connected to a simple SOHO switch. ...
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Permanently set MTU on Ubuntu 14.04 machine within an Amazon VPC

I have some Ubuntu 14.04 machines running in an Amazon VPC. When they start, they have an MTU of 9001, but this appears to cause some problems when communicating with other servers which have an MTU ...
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MTU between Juniper and Cisco, cause of packet loss?

This office has a network consisting of Cisco Catalyst and Juniper EX L3 switch. Cisco Router and Juniper L3 switch share a OSPF area in between them. Hosts on Juniper side are running FTP servers ...
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Full MTU not utilized with jumbo frames enabled

I've been testing to see if I can get any benefit from enabling jumbo frames. I've set up two identical Dell R210 servers with Xeon quad core E3122 CPUs, 8G of RAM and Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5716 ...
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CentOS ssh connection stalls after server bandwidth upgrade

I have a few linux servers inside a customer that recently MASSIVELY increased his bandwidth - from about 0.8/5mbps to 25mpbs/100mbps... (yes 100mpbs!) this is very good, but ever since my ...
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MTU on mobile data networks

I found various lists of MTUs for different links, but they never contain UMTS, LTE, EDGE, HSPA, GPRS. What are the MTUs of the above mentioned technologies?
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XenServer 6.2 changing mtu

So I've looked around for a way to change the MTU of interfaces on XenServer 6.2, but can't find anything that works for me ... One method spoke about changing the ifcnfg-intX files in the ...
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Relationship between MTU and NFS rsize/wsize options

I'm trying to understand networking settings related to NFS and various buffer sizes (and there are quite a few). I'm running wireshark and inspecting the TCP packets arriving at the NFS server. ...
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Throughput decreases after MTU 5000

I am trying to test throughput between two computers directly connected through 1 Gb and testing with iperf. I am getting a throughput around 980Mbps when MTU is between 5000 and 5050, however it ...
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Cisco IPSEC VPN Slow Speeds

We have a site to site IPSEC VPN, both endpoints are Cisco PIX 515e's. The links at both end are 100mb, however speeds over the VPN (logged using jperf) are at most 4mb. Obviously this represents a ...
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Severe performance issues sharing openvpn client connection to LAN clients virtualbox

I am trying to set up an internal network in Virtualbox in order to share an openvpn client tunnel with multiple VMs acting as clients that should be completely isolated from everything except for the ...
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Maximum MTU size

Thought one of the issues I'm experiencing with the following question is due to MTU rightfully so. ESXi 5 VM Putty session hangs, vSphere client timing out However, when I tried testing the ...
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How do I view cached PMTU under Linux (and all other OSs)

When I ping a remote site with the DF bit set and a packet size that is too big for my router the first ICMP "fragmentation required" message is sent from the router. After that the message comes from ...
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SFTP fails on listing directories with large number of files

I try to connect to an sftp server (vsftpd) on Centos server through port 22. there is no problem in connection and initial directory listing; there is also no problem if I click on a directory with ...
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How to maximize mtu size for SunOS 5.10 Generic_147440-26 sun4v sparc sun4v [closed]

Despite installing and enabling the 10G fiber card, data copy or transfer is still happening on a 1G rate.
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IPv6: using a link mtu greater than the mtu of the default route

When configuring an IPv6 LAN it may be desirable to use router advertisements to announce a link MTU of either the standard 1500 bytes or something larger to enable usage of jumbo frames, perhaps ...
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How do I force a specific MTU for only certain TCP ports?

Background I have a set of embedded hardware deployed in the field. These remote machines connect back to my servers at AWS running Ubuntu and I use the iptables mangle chain to lower the MTU to 500 ...
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disadvantages MTU over 1500

What disadvantages have to set the MTU to the maximum possible value in ALL network adapters on a network (including virtual switches vmware esx)? Why do not the producers as a default? I do not ...
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What is the right way to temporarily disable/enable PMTU Discovery on a Linux box?

I've a few pcaps that contain packets larger than standard ethernet MTU size of 1500B. I searched about this and found refs pointing towards Jumbo Frames. I now understand that since I'm on a GBE ...
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Smaller network packets vs bigger packets - confused

Some are saying that bigger packets are better to send then smaller. But in this app: http://media.pearsoncmg.com/aw/aw_kurose_network_2/applets/message/messagesegmentation.html The lower the packet ...
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Jumbo Frame configuration & VMware

I am hoping one of you can help clear up some of my confusion on this matter. We have 2 new catalyst 3750 switches to support our VM hosts and SAN arrays. The SAN arrays utilize jumbo frames with an ...
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How do I prevent TCP connection freezes over an OpenVPN network?

New details added at the end of this question; it's possible that I'm zeroing in on the cause. I have a UDP OpenVPN-based VPN set up in tap mode (I need tap because I need the VPN to pass multicast ...
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openvpn TCP/UDP slow SSH/SMB performance

I have question about strange behavior of my openVPN configuration on Debian lenny. I have 2 server configs (one proto tcp-server based and one proto udp based). ISP bandwidth is 7Mbit/7Mbit. When I ...
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Jumbo frames between KVM guest and host?

I am trying to implement a 9000 byte MTU for storage communication between KVM guests and the host system. The host has a bridge (br1) with a 9000 byte MTU: host# ip link show br1 8: br1: ...
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Linux - set an interface to not fragment packets

I am using a Linux as a router. The machine has two NICs. This router will be used for experiments, so I have set one of it's interfaces to have a MTU that is lower than the standard (let's decide ...
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centos 5.6, virtual on Vsphere

suddenly my virtual centos server (5.6 on VMWare-VSphere) is not working... It started with the url not responding, nor the ip. (NO HTTP response, no ping). When I entered on the server via ssh to ...
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Finding network type using MTU

For example MTU of Ethernet is 1500. Now if the packets are fragmented, then observed MTU will be the MTU of the router (i.e. less than 1500). Is there any method to find out the type of the client ...
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MTU value causing applications to hang

I am using CentOS 5 in my environment and it acts as a gateway for my LAN. My eth0 interface MTU is set to 1500 (default). UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 Recently I am facing a ...
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What is the “in-the-wire” size of a ethernet frame? 1518 or 1542?

According to the table here, it says that MTU = 1500 bytes and that the payload part is 1500 - 42 bytes or 1458 bytes (<- this is actually wrong!). Now on top of that you have to add IPv4 and UDP ...
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ICMP ping size stops working at 1272 bytes

I am pinging between two servers. These are both connected with 100Mbps ethernet NICs to the same switch. As you can see from the results below, I can ping from one to the other giving an ICMP data ...
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What am I misunderstanding about calculating MTU?

Okay, I just finished resolving a jumbo frames issue between a few Xserves, a Netgear GSM7224, and a Drobo B800i. It turned out that the Xserves (Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server) and the Drobo B800i accept the ...
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Impact of MTU on IP packet fragmentation and reassembly

Let's say computer S (sender) sends some IP packets to computer R (receiver). Between S and R, there are 6 networks, divided by 5 routers. So the IP packets leave R, go through network 1, pass router ...
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Can fragments of a packet be refragmented again?

In IPv4, fragmentation is done by routers on way to the destination if DF(do not fragment) flag is not set in the IP packet. Once a packet is fragmented, its fragments may take different paths (due ...
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PIX 506E, MTU, VPN Packet Fragmentation and Shoretel IP telephone system

We have two sites, a large Southern site and a small Northern site, that have a VPN between them defined on two Cisco PIX Firewalls. Over this VPN Shoretel IP phone traffic travels as well as all ...
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Understanding Ethernet Headers, What MTU Do I Need?

I see many articles on line stating that the overhead of Ethernet is 18 bytes (example: http://www.learnios.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18887) Looking at this wiki article ...
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other than manually changing it, how is MTU set?

I recently discovered a Windows 7 client that couldn't connect to one of our servers. It turned out the problem was both that the server was set for an MTU of 1514 and that the client was set to 1504. ...
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Getting interface MTU under Linux with PCAP

I am interested in storing packets I sniff using PCAP. As I preallocate the memory I need - i.e. a multiple of the MTU of the interface I am sniffing from, I would like to discover how much memory I ...
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Setting MTU Per Destination Host

I'd like to change the MTU per host as I have a mixed infrastructure where not all devices support the same MTU. I'm on OS X 10.7 and like to set some MTU per destination host and a default one.
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Is there such a thing as a “typical” or “de facto” default for MTU size?

When writing networking software, is there a default, typical, or otherwise de facto standard for MTU size, of which I should be aware? If so, what is it? Is an MTU size of 1500 (as suggested here: ...
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How can I set the MTU for just one remote server in Linux?

Hi I have a linux server that is behind a customer firewall. I can SSH into it but when I try to scp, the connection dies. I believe this is an MTU issue as described here: ...
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Computer Networks bonus: find MTU less than 1500 [closed]

This is a bonus question in my Networks class: I have to find a destination for which the path MTU < 1500 bytes. For example using the command traceroute -F www.uwaterloo.ca 1500 works, and ...
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What is the difference between IP_MTU_DISCOVER values (IP_PMTUDISC_xxx)?

The IP_MTU_DISCOVER description from "man 7 ip" is too short. As far as I understand IP_PMTUDISC_DONT/IP_PMTUDISC_DO values enable/disable packet fragmentation on a route. What are IP_PMTUDISC_WANT ...
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Configure LeftHand iSCSI SAN for jumbo frames after clients are configured

This is similar to enabling jumbo frames on an iSCSI network after the fact but in our case we configured the switches and then went through all the hosts, enabling jumbo frames (we may have screwed ...