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Re: Thoughts on increasing MTUs on the internet
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:20:18 +0200 Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
No, I doubt it will change. The CRC algorithm used in Ethernet is already strained by the 1500-byte-plus payload size. 802.3 won't extend to any larger size without running a significant risk of the CRC algorithm failing.
From a practical side, the cost of developing, qualifying, and selling new chipsets to handle jumbo packets would jack up the cost of inside equipment. What is the payback? How much money do you save going to jumbo packets?
Show me the numbers.