Extended Ethernet Frame Size Support

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Last updated 2001-03-05 (latest revision 2000-05-26)
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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 (mo@uu.net)
Jed Kaplan (jkaplan@ans.net)
John Hayes (hayes@alteon.com)
P.J. Singh (pjsingh@packetengines.com)
Daemon Morrell (dmorrell@juniper.net)
Jennifer Hsu (jhsu@juniper.net)

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