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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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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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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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What IP MTU sizes are seen in real networks

I am writing an application which will be deployed in third party networks. It will receive IP packets and I want to know what the maximum size in reality they are likely to be is. I'm not asking what ...