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Extended Ethernet Frame Size Support

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (isis WG)
Expired & archived
Author Jed Kaplan
Last updated 2003-04-18 (Latest revision 2001-07-03)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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Responsible AD Alex D. Zinin
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This document presents an extension to current Ethernet Frame specifications for hardware and frame format to support payloads greater than 1500 Bytes for Type interpretation and Length interpretation frames. This is useful for Gigabit Ethernet technology, providing a means to carry large MTU packets without fragmentation over a high-speed broadcast network.


Jed Kaplan

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