[Bridge] Re: Any way of knowing a packet's been defragmented

Harald Welte laforge at netfilter.org
Thu Aug 19 04:46:04 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 03:10:42PM +0200, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 bdschuym at pandora.be wrote:
> >As Stephen explained, bridge ports of the same bridge device no longer 
> >need to have the same mtu. So the bridge code needs to drop packets 
> >(ARP, IP, whatever) that will be too long for the output port.
> Eh.. I do not claim to be a bridge guru, but won't such bridge cause 
> serious havoc on the network much like PMTU blackholes does?

Nobody ever replied to that question.

Bart, Stephen, what is your take on this?   How was this resolved?

> Regards
> Henrik

- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org>             http://www.netfilter.org/
  "Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
   architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
   on while IP was being designed."                    -- Paul Vixie
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