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 From:  Daniele Guazzoni <daniele dot guazzoni at gcomm dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Help how change MTU size to 2048 value on WAN interface
 Date:  Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:30:03 +0100
Setting an MTU larger then the frame payload size will burden your stack with 
On the other hand an MTU smaller than the frame size may result in a higher 
overhead because of filling bytes or produce shorter frames.

Mixing up jumbo-frames enabled GigE and standard ethernet frames can drive you 
nut and make you feel like in the good old days of 10base2...

So don't do the mistake a lot of people does:
They send with an MTU of 9000 on GigE, transit over a 1500 FastE link and wonder 
  why the connection is still slow...
Try to find out the MTU to the destination and set that value.

Or change to IPv6, where MTU is negotiated end-to-end...
(ok, ok, m0n0wall-v6 is still not here)


Paul Taylor wrote:
> Why would you want to change the MTU to that value?
> The maximum MTU on Ethernet is 1500...  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Giorgio Pellegrini [mailto:g dot pellegrini at cm dash amiata dot gr dot it] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 5:49 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Help how change MTU size to 2048 value on WAN interface
> Hello,
> I need help to change MTU size to 2048 value on the WAN interface, but 
> when I try  to do it by GUI interface I receive this error:
> The following input errors were detected:
>    * The MTU must be between 576 and 1500 bytes.
> How could I resolve this problem?
> Thank's in advance,
> regards.
> Giorgio Pellegrini
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	best regards

Daniele Guazzoni
Senior Network Engineer, CCNA, CCNP

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