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

Robert Moskowitz <rgm3@chrysler.com> Fri, 16 August 1996 18:38 UTC

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Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 14:11:48 -0400
To: Andrew Partan <asp@partan.com>, Brian Carpenter CERN-CN <brian@dxcoms.cern.ch>
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From: Robert Moskowitz <rgm3@chrysler.com>
Subject: Re: Comparing an old flow snapshot with some packet size data
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At 12:20 AM 8/10/96 -0400, Andrew Partan wrote:
>
>The question is, if you were designing a backbone today, what would
>you use for your hub LANs?  Fddi?  Or 100baseT?  100baseT is probably
>going to be a lot cheaper (it looks like there is going to be a
>*lot* of it made), but its MTU is 1500.
>
>Can you get by with this?  Or do you really need to invest in LANs
>that do 4470?

I want to know, even with HTTP 1.1, what percent of traffic benefits from
the larger MTU?  And if you allow the larger MTU, what does it do to those
elephants versus all of the little mice?


Robert Moskowitz
Chrysler Corporation
(810) 758-8212