[BLFS Trac] #2552: set MTU size in network scripts

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Aug 26 02:32:54 PDT 2008

#2552: set MTU size in network scripts
 Reporter:  thomas       |       Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task         |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  future                        
Component:  Bootscripts  |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  network mtu                   
 I would like to bring up an issue I had to resolve locally. Most websites
 were working, some not while we did know that the sites were up and
 running (accessable from other machines). After a while of investigations,
 I reduced the MTU size of my LAN machine(s) from 1500 to 1400 and than it
 perfectly works. A very good description of that issue is on

 So, my request is to enhance the network start scripts to (optionally) set
 the MTU size. I think, 'ifup' or the service-scripts are the place where
 this could be done.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2552>
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