IP Fragmentation - Not reliable over the Internet?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Aug 27 09:25:20 UTC 2013

Christopher Palmer <Christopher.Palmer at microsoft.com> wrote:
> What is the probability that a random path between two Internet hosts
> will traverse a middlebox that drops or otherwise barfs on fragmented
> IPv4 packets?

This question is important for large EDNS packets so you'll find some
recent practical investigations from the perspective of people interested
in DNSSEC. For instance, a couple of presentations from Roland van


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