TCP transport again

Alexander Clouter alex at
Sat Sep 26 10:44:47 CEST 2009

Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> 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.
Well, I understand that, but I am guessing not everyone runs an NFS 
server or client on their FreeRADIUS boxen...
>> 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.
Should have made clearer that I asking "payload being spread across 
several packets" rather than "why do EAP packets need to be large".


Alexander Clouter
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