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Extended Ethernet Frame Size Support

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (isis WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2001-03-05 (latest revision 2000-05-26)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
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IETF State: WG Document
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IESG State: Expired
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This document presents an extension to current Ethernet Frame standards to support payloads greater than 1500 Bytes for Ethernet_II and 802.3 frames. This is useful for Gigabit Ethernet technology, providing a means to carry large MTU packets without fragmentation over a high-speed broadcast network.


Michael O'Dell <>
Jed Kaplan <>
John Hayes <>
P.J. Singh <>
Daemon Morrell <>
Jennifer Hsu <>

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