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Strange MTU Problem
I run a small home network with two older Linux machines and an XP laptop.
Recently I ran a Windows network analysis tool and after testing various
URLs it reported my best MTU to be 1500, as this is the default for ADSL
I thought nothing of it and set my router to 1500 (It had been 1472).
Everything appeared to be fine, web surfing OK, receiving mail OK but
had a problem sending emails with attachments; also there was one web
site that I couldn't access on my windows or Linux machines.
As the only thing I recalled altering was the MTU changed it back to
1472 and now all fine.
I know the default is 1500 also for the Linux machines so is this a
common problem with incorrect MTUs that most will work OK but some areas
of the network may not.
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