I have two hosts:
- alice (192.168.0.1, mtu 9000)
- bob (192.168.0.2, mtu 1500)
They are directly connected with a cat 6 cable, with no switch in between.
Why is it that I can still ping bob from alice, with a large packet size? E.g.:
$ ping -M do -s 8000 192.168.0.2
According to the manpage of
-M do option is supposed to prohibit packet fragmentation.