[ILUG] Linux Router + DSL
paul at clubi.ie
Mon Oct 18 16:40:37 IST 2004
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> For the purpose of this conversation there's no difference.
> Eircom can make no assumptions about vendors (and although Cisco
> will happily accept MTU of 1500 for PPP over L2TP, when it's PPPoE
> they insist on 1492).
> Also, far more importantly, we had a serious issue when we first
> resold L2TP products with cheap ass CPE equipment that didn't like
> the fact we were looking for a higher MTU. Hence why it's sent to
> Listen, the amount of pain I've had with Eircom and MTU sizes in
> the last month would keep a dominatrix in business for weeks. Get
> me drunk when I leave (this Friday) and I'll tell you all.
> Where the assumption it's a direct link from the Eircom BAS to the
> OLO BAS?
I dont know, I accept it may traverse ethernets both inside eircom,
and at the real-ISP (ie OLO?).
> Also, the fact that Eircom's network may support jumbo frames
> doesn't mean the OLO's BAS will. And Eircom in fairness have to
> support the LCD.
They could support all of them, up to whatever MTU they can handle
internally, but this is Eircom we're talking about I guess. :(
> Actually, IOS is setting the MTU, not an admin thing. And I'm not
> hiking up the configuration on the BAS just to suit you -
> especially in my last week :)
Oh, go on ;)
> However, as we're not hardcoding the MTU in this case, play with it
> and see what happens.
You sure? I have a vague memory your side wont play ball if my pppd
tries to negotiate MTU/MRU.
> As always in this situation, if it breaks, you get to keep both
> pieces and support will be out of glue when you call!
Anyway, 1492 bloody MTU, arg! And worse:
# ifconfig ip.tun0 | grep mtu
ip.tun0: flags=10008d1<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1419 index 8
I had an awful time with my IPSec tunnel for a long while until a
colleague added automatic MTU detection for IP tunnels to Solaris -
up to which time 1420 had been lowest i'd tried manually setting my
MTU (figuring it couldnt be lower) before deciding it couldnt be an
MTU problem anymore...
More MTU please Igor!
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