On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:12:43PM -0400, Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> You're better off staying within the limits of what the intermediate gear 
> will support.  Fragmentation and re-assembly if you expect to fill a 16000 
> byte frame (or fill one enough to cause fragmentation as the frame 
> crosses the Ciena gear) could impose a significant performance penalty.

With "usual" gear there won't be fragmentation if an intermediate L2 device
cannot handle the MTU that both endpoints assume to be possible - just
frame drops.

Which the original poster already noticed ("pings over 9584 are lost")...

"If was one thing all people took for granted, was conviction that if you 
 feed honest figures into a computer, honest figures come out. Never doubted 
 it myself till I met a computer with a sense of humor."
                             Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             g...@greenie.muc.de

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