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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Fletcher E Kittredge
  • Date: Thu Feb 05 10:26:54 1998

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:42:56 -0500  "Jay R. Ashworth" wrote:
> > Unless your ISP uses BBN Butterflies and C30 IMPs in its backbone, I
> > would discount the odds of running into a link with an MTU of 576.

Um, C30s were never IMPs (Internet Message Processors), they were
always PSNs (Packet Switching Nodes).  First project I ever worked on.

> How do I program my router to emulate one of those?

Drop it out a 3rd story window?
BBN Butterflys were one of the worst pieces of hardware ever built.