RINA - scott whaps at the nanog hornets nest :-)

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Sat Nov 6 15:01:51 CDT 2010


On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM, George Bonser <gbonser at seven.com> wrote:
>> I doubt that 1500 is (still) widely used in our Internet... Might be,
>> though, that most of us don't go all the way to 9k.
>>
>> mh
>
> Last week I asked the operator of fairly major public peering points if they supported anything larger than 1500 MTU.  The answer was "no".
>

There's still a metric buttload of SONET interfaces in the core that
won't go above 4470.

So, you might conceivably get 4k MTU at some point in the future, but
it's really, *really* unlikely you'll get to 9k MTU any time in the next
decade.

Matt




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