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

Andrew Partan <asp@partan.com> Thu, 08 August 1996 20:32 UTC

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From: Andrew Partan <asp@partan.com>
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Subject: Re: Comparing an old flow snapshot with some packet size data
To: Paul Ferguson <pferguso@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 15:58:00 -0400 (EDT)
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In-Reply-To: <199608070224.TAA05610@lint.cisco.com> from "Paul Ferguson" at Aug 6, 96 10:23:33 pm
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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?

If we view the future where lots of hosts are connected via ethernet
and fast ethernet & the like, then a MTU of 1500 would be 'correct'.

If we think that the future will have lots of hosts connected via
Fddi or similar, then a MTU of 4470 would be 'better'.

Any ideas?
	--asp@partan.com (Andrew Partan)