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SubjectRE: [PATCH] Linux default IP ttl
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> However, sometimes doing the right thing will cause you to loose
> the war. I recall that early Solaris systems had a problem,
> the details of which I forget, where web browsers of a certain
> very large company would fail. Apparently the Solaris tcp-ip stack
> was strictly adhering to the RFC's, it was the other large company's
> stack that didn't conform. If memory serves, there was a raging
> discussion at the time about whether this non-conformance was
> intentional in an effort to target Solaris as an inferior web
> server platform. Solaris bowed to the inevitable.

I *THINK* there was some Path MTU Discovery thing that did not always work
properly with some BSD 4.2 derived stacks. It has been a long time.

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