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 From:  Alex Neuman van der Hans <alex at nkpanama dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] RE: RE : [m0n0wall] outlook -> exchange problem
 Date:  Mon, 20 Feb 2006 16:45:40 -0500
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> I cannot tell you with certainty any of the above. My experience is 
> based on situations where I was experimenting with jumbo packets and 
> finding the supported limits of client, server and the switches in 
> between. Some protocols would work, some would not, and only by 
> aligning all the devices from end to end on the correct MTU did all 
> protocols work. In many other cases on this list, VPNs work fine with 
> many services (SSH, telnet, http), and yet some MS applications such 
> as file shares, RDP, or SQLServer fail or are intermittant until a 
> smaller MTU is used.
>
> Typically you can set the MTU at the server, and communications 
> between it and all hosts would drop down to that MTU, but I don't have 
> direct experience with m0n0wall and this situation so I'll defer to 
> others.
>
> I've used the native MTU settings in my NIC drivers to mess with MTUs 
> on servers, and only used DrTCP on my XP workstation.
>
Ditto. MTU fixes *shouldn't* be required, but they tend to fix MS 
protocol related problems in most cases.
> -- 
> Bill Plein
> w dot plein at gmail dot com
>
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