ping packet loss when size gt 1500
I thought I knew enough to keep my own home LAN going but I'm stuck on this one
and I can't work out what to do next. In fact I thought everything was fine
until I tried pinging with big packet sizes.
ping -s 1472 www.bbc.co.uk
ping -s 1472 22.214.171.124
works fine, no packet loss ever.
ping -s 1473 www.bbc.co.uk
works fine too.
ping -s 1473 126.96.36.199
results in 100% packet loss.
I have a bizarre problem with the server at 188.8.131.52, which is an internet
broker whose server keeps disconnecting when making data requests. Their support
is blaming the problem on me.
184.108.40.206 is used by a huge number of clients and I apparently am the only
Could it be something on my LAN? Or could it be my ISP (British Telecom) whose
DNS server will randomly go down for a while and then come back (not in sync
with the appearance of this problem though) - I thought I'd state that to give
an idea of the ISP's reliability.
Or is this ping problem definitely something I can sort out and perhaps solve it?