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Re: Thoughts on increasing MTUs on the internet

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Thu Apr 12 14:56:00 2007

>> A few years ago, the IETF was considering various jumbogram options.
>> As best I recall, that was the official response from the relevant
>> IEEE folks: "no". They're concerned with backward compatibility.  
> As I remember it, the IEEE did not say "no"

i was in the middle of this one.  they said "no."  the checksum becomes
much weaker at 4k and 9k.  and ether does have errors.