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Re: The IPv4 Internet MTU
On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 10:02:32AM -0700, james woodyatt wrote:
> I'd hate to be repetitive and boring, but I'm shocked-- SHOCKED! I
> say-- to learn that stateful packet filtering is the root cause of so
> many problems for application transport.
Actually the problem has nothing to do with stateful packet filtering
(except where the firewall doesn't get it right), but much more with
- stupid admins "ICMP is so evil, we must forbid it"
- broken IP mangling devices, like load balancers or NATs, that cannot
correctly handle incoming ICMP packet-too-big packets.
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