Re: Comparing an old flow snapshot with some packet size data

"Kent W. England" <kwe@6sigmanets.com> Fri, 09 August 1996 00:51 UTC

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Date: Thu, 08 Aug 1996 17:33:55 -0700
To: Andrew Partan <asp@partan.com>, Paul Ferguson <pferguso@cisco.com>
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From: "Kent W. England" <kwe@6sigmanets.com>
Subject: Re: Comparing an old flow snapshot with some packet size data
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At 03:58 PM 8/8/96 -0400, Andrew Partan wrote:
>This is all interesting stuff.
>
>One question that I have been trying to figure out is 
>	What size MTU should an ISP support on its backbone?
>

Is there any performance reason, such as buffer memory, that is
constrained to the point where a 10k MTU couldn't be supported?

After all, if the hosts don't support 1500, you'll still see
576 or 552 byte sizes along with the 40 byte signals. Why not
go to 9180?

--Kent