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MTU to CDN's
On Mon, 8 Jan 2018, joel jaeggli wrote:
> PMTUD has a lot of trouble working reliability when the destination of
> the PTBÂ is a stateless load-balancer.
> If your tunnel or host clamps the mssÂ to the appropriate value it can
> support. it is highly likely that connection attempts to the same
> destination will work fine.
This is understandable, but if this is also an operational practice we as
the operational community want to condone (people using solutions where
PMTUD doesn't work), then we also need to make sure that all applications
do PLMTUD (RFC4821, Packet Level MTU Discovery). This is currently NOT the
case, and from what I can tell, there isn't even an IETF document saying
this is the best current practice.
So, is this something we want to say? We should talk about that.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se