Path MTU Discovery

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This document describes Path MTU Discovery for the Internet. It is largely derived from RFC 1191 and RFC 1981, which describe ICMP based Path MTU Discovery for IP versions 4 and 6, plus a robust new algorithm.


Matt Mathis (

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