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DHCP Segmentation/Reassembly using SEAL

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Fred Templin
Last updated 2008-07-30
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IP fragmentation has been shown to be problematic through operational experience and through studies conducted over the course of many years. Some transports (e.g., TCP) have the abilitiy to adjust their message sizes to avoid IP fragmentation, however no such capability is built into the UDP transport. UDP applications such as DHCP must therefore have a means to perform their own segmentation prior to submitting their data to UDP/IP in order to avoid IP fragmentation. This document specifies a segmentation/reassembly capability for DHCP using SEAL.


Fred Templin

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