[techtalk] Re: [issues] Issues FAQ

Jamie Walker jj.walker at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Nov 13 17:45:28 EST 2000

jenn at simegen.com wrote:

> Yes, it's the max transfer (or transmission) unit: it determines the
> largest packet that the router will spit down the modem. Precisely how
> it's set depends on the way you're routing packets - for Dancer and I,
> that's a debian linux box which acts as our gateway/firewall. I
> *believe* (I may be wrong), but I believe we set it using ifconfig.

Beware: fiddling with the MTU can break masquerading in all sorts of subtle

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