Does it make a difference to specify packet size during ping tests (RedHat)?
Engineers in my company asked for ping checks with packet size of 2000 bytes (-s 2000). On certain systems, this fails, but if using default settings (no "-s" option), it yielded good results. Those who specified that ping size would not say why this was requested; after a while, the ping size issue was dropped, and ping testing with default settings was used.
- Does it make a difference to specify packet size?
- If it does make a difference or helps find network issues, what size is good to specify?
- Where may I find some official references regarding this?