[techtalk] Re: [issues] Issues FAQ

ktb x.y.f at home.com
Sun Nov 12 16:53:51 EST 2000

Bek Oberin wrote:
> 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?

A search at Webopedia http://www.webopedia.com/ nets -

Maximum Transmission Unit

The definition there explains in reference to windows.  I was
thinking the MTU is set in the kernel.  I don't know for sure but
maybe this will help your search:)

"Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being." 
- Paul Tillich, American theologian (1886-1965).

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