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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?
> > I consider Windows 95 to be the least common denominator, > > which has a default IP TTL of 32. Yes, 32. So that implies > > that each NSP should decrement no less than 8 TTLs. > > That's broken. Well, perhaps, but my wording certainly is; of course I mean 'no more than 8 TTLs'. > I quote from RFC 1340, dated July 1992: > > The current recommended default time to live (TTL) for the Internet > Protocol (IP) [45,105] is 64. > > This does not change reality, of course, but it also does not > make it less broken. Arguable; not following a recommendation is not broken. It's just dumb. I'd like to see IETF make 64 a requirement or standard. But of course that is painful. -a