Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08.txt> (Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification) to Internet Standard

Joe Touch <touch@isi.edu> Tue, 07 February 2017 19:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08.txt> (Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification) to Internet Standard
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On 2/4/2017 2:38 PM, John Leslie wrote:
>    (One particularly silly flaw is that we allow _most_ nodes to
> have a hard limit of 1500 bytes per packet: requiring IPv6 nodes to
> handle packets ten times that limit would help a lot!)

Given we have no way to signal that an *endpoint* can do better, what's
the point?

Joe