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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: George Swallow
  • Date: Wed Feb 04 14:57:06 1998

Peter -

>Several people have noted to the Microsoft Support and Product groups that
>they want the Windows 95 PPP MTU to be set to 576 (down from 1500).  this
>change is in Windows 98.

Are you sure you're acting in the best interest of your customer base?
Such a change will have a noticible impact on the number of packets
moving through their networks.   

For those doing mostly WEB apps, the larger packet size is desirable.

Have you considered that just because there are "several people" who
want it changed that there may still be several million that don't?

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