TCP transport again

Alan DeKok aland at
Sat Sep 26 07:52:32 CEST 2009

Alexander Clouter wrote:
> Stefan Winter <stefan.winter at> wrote:
> Tell me if I am being stupid, but why don't we just crank down the MTU 
> for IPv4 traffic to 576

  NFS performance on local links will become horrible.  File copies on
local links will become horrible.

> Is there something about EAP that prevents payloads being spread across 
> several EAP-Messages?  Apologies for not munching the RFC's, but they 
> do not exactly make for light bedtime reading :)

  Certificates.  They can be many kilobytes long, and most ethernet can
only handle 1.5K packets.

  Alan DeKok.

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