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Re: IPv6 fragmentation and IPv6 header parsing

To: kakadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Brad Chapman)
Subject: Re: IPv6 fragmentation and IPv6 header parsing
From: kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 22:20:42 +0400 (MSK DST)
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <> from "Brad Chapman" at Aug 1, 1 01:13:17 pm
Sender: owner-netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx

> answer on the question of why it would need on-the-fly fragmenting: 1.) 
> to make
> it's life easier when tracking layer-3/4 headers and messing with packet 
> data (in
> NAT, but that's not important anymore)

You confirmed yourself that it is meaningless purpose.

>                                and 2.) in case the idiot on the 
> other
> end won't allow an MTU of 1500 ;-)

This just sounds as full non-sense to me. What is special with 1500?


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