IP Fragmentation - Not reliable over the Internet?

Tore Anderson tore at fud.no
Wed Aug 28 06:05:14 UTC 2013


* Owen DeLong

> On Aug 27, 2013, at 07:33 , Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> 
>> Saku Ytti and Emile Aben have numbers that say otherwise.  And there must
>> be a significantly bigger percentage of failures than "pretty close to 0",
>> or Path MTU Discovery wouldn't have a reputation of being next to useless.
> 
> No, their numbers describe what happens to single packets of differing sizes.
> 
> Nothing they did describes results of actually fragmented packets.

Yes, it did.

Hint: 1473 + 8 + 20

Tore



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