Re: 28.8 Upgrade

Rodney M. Dyer (
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 10:48:58 -0400

>>>I'm using 296 byte MTU CSLIP and that's perfect for all purposes.
>>How did you come up with 296?
>256 + 40
>Darko Bulat, Ljubljana, Slovenia
>tel: +386-61-125-0325, fax: +386-61-125-2107

296 is the value used in TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 The Protocols, W.
Richard Stevens
See page 30 for a detailed discussion. This is a very good book on internet

I have also used MTU's >512 and < 960 with very reasonable results, for bulk
data transfers.
I like to maximize data throughput instead of response time.
There is also the matter of the sliding window size that can be negotiated
in the link.

Rodney M. Dyer
PC Network Administrator
College of Engineering
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Phone: (704)547-3154