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Old 06-12-2010, 16:43   #16
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It was explained to me along the lines of "reduce the MTU so that there are more packets available for the certicates and tokens to be transmitted".
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"In Windows 95, the default MTU was 1500 octets (eight-bit bytes), partly because this is the Ethernet standard MTU. The Internet de facto standard MTU is 576, but ISPs often suggest using 1500....
For more recent Windows systems, the operating system is able to sense whether your connection should use 1500 or 576 and select the appropriate MTU for the connection."

I'd never heard the internet standard was so low! And I'd be surprised if Apple forgot to build an OS that could accomodate this the way MS does. I suspect someone, somewhere, is simply exceeding a norm, and by kneecapping your system (in a small way) you're allowing their mistake to be handled.
That's the kind of stuff "users" shouldn't have to be bothered with, cleaning up programmers' mistakes. Like that day will ever come, huh?<G>
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That's the kind of stuff "users" shouldn't have to be bothered with, cleaning up programmers' mistakes. Like that day will ever come, huh?<G>
Hear hear. I guess the upside is that I am learning something new and that can't be a bad thing although is is not exactly what I wanted to learn this week .

I am reading more about MTU's but so far I am not really understanding much of it - well I will push on and maybe the penny will drop. Thanks for your input.
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