re: decreases in MTU

Craig Partridge <craig@NNSC.NSF.NET> Tue, 06 March 1990 12:36 UTC

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Subject: re: decreases in MTU
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 90 07:35:26 -0500
From: Craig Partridge <craig@NNSC.NSF.NET>

Philip:

    Arguing that certain types of networks don't matter is absolutely
anti-thetical to the goals of TCP/IP.  The goal is to make IP run
on anything.

    Furthermore, I think the statement that Van's work is misguided is
unreasonable.  Consider that if I came to you and explained how you
could get five times more gas mileage out of your car, if you made
a small tweak to the engine, would you immediately tell me that the
tweak was a waste of tiem and that you would be happy to buy five times
more gas?

Craig