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SubjectRE: [PATCH] Linux default IP ttl
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While it is still the wee hours ... 4am here ... the change in TTL has
resulted in a 10% increase in bandwidth to my server farms so far. It
appears to be a substantial improvement.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
> [mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]On Behalf Of David S. Miller
> Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2001 3:04 AM
> To: George Bonser
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Linux default IP ttl
>
>
>
> George Bonser writes:
> > This has reduced considerably the number of ICMP messages
> where a packet has
> > expired
> > in transit from my server farms. Looks like there are a lot of
> clients out
> > there running
> > (apparently) modern Microsoft OS versions with networks having
> a lot of hops
> > (more than 64).
>
> Why are there 64 friggin hops between machine in your server farm?
> That is what I want to know. It makes no sense, even over today's
> internet, to have more than 64 hops between two sites.
>
> Later,
> David S. Miller
> davem@redhat.com
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