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RE: Strange public traceroutes return private RFC1918 addresses

  • From: Terry Baranski
  • Date: Tue Feb 03 09:19:40 2004

> A more important question is what will happen as we move out
> of the 1500 byte Ethernet world into the jumbo gigE world. It's
> only a matter of time before end users will be running gigE
> networks and want to use jumbo MTUs on their Internet links.

The performance gain achieved by using jumbo frames outside of very
specific LAN scenarios is highly questionable, and they're still not
standardized.  Are "jumbo" Internet MTUs seen as a pressing issue by
ISPs and vendors these days?