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Re: Ethernet NAPs (was Re: Miami ...)

  • From: Antony Antony
  • Date: Thu Aug 23 11:42:12 2001

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 09:18:09AM -0500, John Kristoff wrote:
> Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> > If NAPs do not support jumbos, then end systems will never support them.
> Many end systems will never support jumbo frames, period.  There are
> lots of 10/100 Mb/s ethernet hosts that will not ever be upgraded.

3Com Vortex/Boomerang 10/100 Mb/s claims to support  
FIDDI size packets 4.5K.

Texas Instruments ThunderLAN 10/100Mbps PCI Network Controller can support 
65536 bytes. 

Any one has experience with TI chipset ?

for those who interested in IPv6,  Path MTU Discovery is not in IPv6 stack. 
To have end to end  jumbo frames in native v6 we  NAPs in the path 
should support jumbo frames.