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MSS Exceeded on ASA 8.0

Hi guys,

I'm seeing something strange on my ASA log :

Dropping TCP packet from dmz:10.x.x.x/23 to inside:10.x.x.x/45762, reason: MSS exceeded, MSS 536, data 556

536 ?? Am i reading well ?

When i do sh run sysopt :

no sysopt connection timewait

sysopt connection tcpmss 1380

sysopt connection tcpmss minimum 0

no sysopt nodnsalias inbound

no sysopt nodnsalias outbound

no sysopt radius ignore-secret

sysopt connection permit-vpn

no sysopt connection reclassify-vpn

Why are these packets being dropped ?

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Re: MSS Exceeded on ASA 8.0

It means your host is sending more data than it initally negotiated that it could. Usually a badly written application does this, can be allowed by doing a tcp map for that flow and allowing exceed mss.

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Re: MSS Exceeded on ASA 8.0

It's curious, the packets dropped are from a telnet session beetween a cisco router inside and a cisco switch in dmz...

Re: MSS Exceeded on ASA 8.0

that is strange, have you tried it from a windows pc with telnet to that device in the dmz instead ?

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