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RE: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Joe Provo - Network Architect
  • Date: Fri Feb 06 17:13:05 1998

[email protected] wrote:
> This thread has drifted all over the place and the only conclusions I can
> see are:
> 
> The core infrastructure MTU is >= 1500
> People are telling clients to set their Win95 MTU to 576
> PMTU is randomly broken by clueless filtering
> Some dial-access devices are buffer limited
> A small MTU (53 byte?) would increase perceived response at the expense of
> performance
>
You missed:
  HTTP is a painful protocol. 

jzp