MTUs on different paths

art@sage.acc.com Mon, 11 December 1989 05:06 UTC

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From: art@sage.acc.com
Subject: MTUs on different paths
To: "mtudwg" <mtudwg>

I hadn't seen anyone point out an obvious point, so I thought that I'd
add it to the discussion.

Not only can the MTUs in both directions differ (because of asymetric
paths), but the MTUs between a pair of hosts can potentially depend
on TOS, precedence, and/or policy if any of these ever gets implemented.

We should probably consider this in any MTU discovery mechanism.

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