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Jumbo Frame Deployment at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

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Author Martin J. Levy
Last updated 2012-05-17 (Latest revision 2011-11-14)
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This document provides guidelines on how to deploy Jumbo Frame support on Internet Exchange Points (IXP). Jumbo Frame support allows packets larger than 1,500 Bytes to be passed between IXP customers over the IXPs layer 2 fabric. This document describes methods to enable Jumbo Frame support and keep in place existing 1,500 Byte communications. This document strongly recommends that IXP operators choose 9,000 Bytes for their Jumbo Frame implementation.


Martin J. Levy

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