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Re: PMTU-D: remember, your load balancer is broken
>> The 576 value of the MS PPP MTU is merely a default - it can be >> changed with a registry hack. > >Expecting the tens of millions of novice computer users to set their >systems for a 1500 byte MTU is irrational. Those who are knowledgeable >enough to do so are generally reducing it due to "speed up your modem" >articles and programs which improve interactive performance at the >expense of throughput. i think you have two things confused. raising the mtu will "speed up the modem" since you get more data for less overhead, however *lowering* the mtu will increase interactivity, since each packet is smaller, the transmit time is shorter, so the next one can get in/out sooner. you stand a better chance of getting a "word" in edgewise if the other guy is using smaller "phrases". -- |-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----| email@example.com * "ah! i see you have the internet firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!" email@example.com * "information is power -- share the wealth."