max xmit default to 0x4104 (16644). Why ...

Don McCall donmccall1 at
Mon Nov 3 21:56:48 GMT 2003

Hi Richard,
I've forgotten a lot about this, admittedly.  It was a wierd one.

I think we went with that default, 'cause it was what we observed the Win2k server responding with at the time;
made it configurable just because the 'default' had changed over various windows incarnations,( part of what some of the q articles mentioned were about, I think) and who knew when they would change it again.  This way we could tune to what made sense empirically, and if new server behavior dictated, we COULD change the default for a future release relatively easily...

So if default behavior of the latest server has changed, maybe it's time to revisit this again.  I would think that we would want to keep the default at whatever the current 'most used  windows server' technology at this time is doing, though.  And I *think* that would mean win2k sp6 right now, with all the security stuff that has been rolled in, I think most people are using the sp6 version if they are using win2k...
Hope this helps,

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