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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 ...
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Is there a way of setting an MTU lower for traffic destined to a specific IP address on Cisco ASA?

I have a number of VPN sites where the MTU is lower than standard (1500). I have had at least one site where fragmentation of packets has had an effect on the success of building an IPSEC tunnel. ...
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(RFC-791) Application Layer PDU size, guaranteed to pass without fragmentation

I am writing a client-server python application, a part of which is using UDP Multicast to communicate. And my current concern is about fragmentation. RFC 791 (page 24) says: Every internet ...
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VMWare ESXi 4.1 VMXNET Ignoring MTU and Sending Jumbo Frames

On my CentOS 5.6 ESXi 4.1 VMs using VMXNET, it looks like they are attempting to send jumbo frames: However, all the interfaces are set to MTU 1500. What is causing this behavior? Update: I ...
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How do I change the MTU for only localhost connections on a Red Hat box?

I want to change the MTU value for only the connections that are going between localhost / 127.0.0.1 on a Red Hat box. How do I do that?
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different MTU sizes for bond aliases

I have a bond interface but I want to change the MTU to 1500 only for bond9:22 Is this possible? bond9:22 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0E:0C:E4:BE:F9 inet addr:10.7.18.58 ...
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What's going on with this strange MTU?

I have a server mike at our office communicating with a remote server through a VPN. There have been various problems which seem to be linked to the MTU size. Mike is a RHEL 3 server and the customer ...
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Why do I see an IP packet with size 2960, way above the MTU setting of 1500 on the interface and it gets through?

I am analyzing traffic between a client and a Linux webserver running on a HP blade server, the client sometimes gets stuck waiting for more data when the webserver has closed the connection. The ...
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System MTU for SAN switch

I have a SAN with redundant cisco 2960s when I set it up a while ago I set all of the interfaces to use an MTU of 9000. I was looking at the config today and I noticed this line system mtu routing ...
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Optimal MTU settings ADSL for PPPoE over ATM/LLC

Is 1446 optimal for PPPoE over ATM/LLC as this forum post describes?
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MTU issue with one site only

I am currently troubleshooting an issue where some users on Windows 7 and XP systems cannot access an SSL website on our network. The same site works fine on our servers (Server 2003, completely ...
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How is the MTU is 65535 in UDP but ethernet does not allow frame size more than 1500 bytes

I am using a fast ethernet of 100 Mbps, whose frame size is less than 1500 bytes (1472 bytes for payload as per my textbook). In that, I was able to send and receive a UDP packet of message size 65507 ...
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Under FreeBSD, can a VLAN interface have a smaller MTU than the primary interface?

I have a system with two physical interfaces, combined into a LACP aggregation group. That LACP channel has two VLANs, one untagged (the "native vlan") and one using VLAN tagging. This gives us: ...
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Maximum Transmission Unit of VDSL

A simple question (hopefully) but with no clear answers when doing a Google Search. What is the MTU of VDSL (not VDSL2)? With ADSL it was 1492, but most ISPs added PPPoE/PPPoA headers reducing it to ...
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seeing remote MTUs of 250 and 68. is this ever valid?

I'm seeing an ICMP storm from a mobile phone netblocks belonging to "TELEFONICA MOVILES". Periodically we will get upwards of 5 million in a few seconds, all something like this: 08:12:05.740781 IP ...
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Telecom provider not supporting MTU higher than 1515 for leased line

We have ordered a 100 Mbps leased line and did not specify our requirement to have a minimum of 1530 MTU supported. The telco now sent us a feedback that they do not support 1530, but only 1515. Did ...
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How to check who blocks ICMP during MTU path negotiation?

I am getting MTU problems with connections to my web host provider. The issue is that I am behind ppoe with MTU size set to 1492 which preventing me from using 'scp'. Once changing MTU from 1492 to ...
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What is the Maximum MTU supported in DSL Standards

Do any of the ITU DSL standards limit the maximum MTU that can be supported? I know that RFC2516 (PPPoE) limits the MTU to 1492 bytes; however when PPPoE is not used this limit should not exist. The ...
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OpenVPN over TCP, terrible latency but only on Win7 x64

I know TCP encapsulated over TCP is a terrible idea in general, but I can deal with the occasional decreased performance and MTU issues, and the snowball effect TCP within TCP provides where error ...
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MTU, DSL router and stalling TCP

I am discovering stalling TCP connection problem. The problem arises when I try to scp stuff from remote system from my home network. My home network is connected to internet via PPPoE (ADSL+) and ...
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What should be the MTU Size for Windows Servers on the same Network

I have two windows servers on the same network, communicating to each other. What would be the best way to come up with the MTU setting?
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Are Jumbo Frames (MTU up to 9k) realistic/common over the open Internet?

I've got an application that would benefit from larger Ethernet frames. (In theory, we could reduce the number of outbound packets by > 50%, maybe even 66%.) I'm also in the process of specifying ...
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VLAN MTU on Linux with Intel Pro/1000 PT Server Adapter

For some reason MTU still seem to be an occasional issue with trunked connections. In this case I have a trunk connected to an Enterprise Linux 5 server. I use standard vlan seperation in Linux, and ...
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MTU problems? 'Request timed out'

I've been trying to figure out why some(very few) of the people who visit my site have random slowdowns and error pages('page cannot be loaded'). The random slowdowns and error pages never happen for ...
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Weird network interaction between Vista and Ubuntu

I have a network where my WAN (a CableModem) goes into a (dubiously configured) Ubuntu box which acts as the router for the whole company. We recently switched our ISP, and we're getting a very weird ...
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Why does lowering the MTU from 1500 to 1499 allow me to access most websites?

I had this issue where I was only able to connect to websites like google.com and ibm.com when the mtu was set at 1500, but if I tried to connect to anything else, it would just show a blank page. ...
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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 ...
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What's the best MTU setting for a web server?

I manage several web servers and their MTU settings were set at 1500 by default. Some of the machines have an MTU setting of 576. I've read a bunch about MTU and I feel I understand it well enough but ...
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How to increase MTU size on Linux 2.6?

How to increase MTU size on Linux 2.6? Is such a thing possible? If yes, which files (in /etc or elsewhere) must one edit?