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Re: MTU of the Internet?
Eric Osborne <[email protected]> writes: > We all know that there's good reasons for all sorts of > different MTUs, mainly because of the different types of > traffic you could have - there's always going to be a > tradeoff between efficient transfer of large blocks of > data and immediaecy (sp?) of response time. I know no such thing. My understanding of MTU is that the Maximum Transmission Unit indicates the largest IP datagram a logical transport medium is able to carry without fragmentation. There are, however, reasons why one might choose to send a datagram (which may contain a TCP segment or some other traffic) at smaller sizes than the transport medium or media may support. Sean.