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Re: MTU of the Internet?
On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Perry E. Metzger wrote: > Eric Osborne writes: > > The problem with anything Microsoft may put forth is that it'll read > > like "576 is good. It is the best. We do it. So should everybody. > > If 576 is good, all else must be bad." And that's simply not the > > case. > > I must admit that I'm very worried about what will happen to the > internet if they do this. Why? > > This will effectively triple the number of packets that routers have > to do processing on, that's why. Packets going through our border routers have an average packet size in the region of 200 to 250 bytes. How would this triple the average packet size? -- Jim Dixon VBCnet GB Ltd http://www.vbc.net tel +44 117 929 1316 fax +44 117 927 2015