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Re: Strange public traceroutes return private RFC1918 addresses

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Tue Feb 03 14:01:24 2004

bill wrote:

got me... although I could fabricate a rational.

40 byte packets @ 40Gig is a wonder to contemplate.
the whole ATM argument (53byte "cells" over 100Meg)
being an egregious overhead expense for segmentation/
reassembly is amplified here.

There are more cell-based fixed access links running IP than all other technologies combined.
(fixed == not counting dialup)
So cells must be good for you. At least they sell well :)