[techtalk] Re: [issues] Issues FAQ

Bek Oberin gossamer at tertius.net.au
Mon Nov 13 09:37:10 EST 2000

Jenn Vesperman wrote:
>    Have your own computers. Have your own computer desks. Build a LAN,
>    know how to maintain it, and let the router split the packets. Have a
>    router - use the 486 you bought from your cousin's friend who's had it
>    on a shelf for years. Keep the MTU reasonably down, so that if your
>    partner's doing a large download your chat packets go out promptly
>    anyway. Learn what MTU means, and how to set it.

Okay, time to learn.  What's a MTU (max trasfer unit - wild
guess!) and how do I set it and what does it do?


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