Packet size limit for IP?

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Mar 5th, 2007

I was wondering if there is a limit to the amount of payload that IP imposes? Or is it strictly the frame payload limit (ethernet) that limits the amount of data per packet?

I have this problem too.
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Christopher007 Mon, 03/05/2007 - 04:42

Thanks for the links. So it looks like layer 3 doesn't explicitly impose a payload limitation. The MTU comes from the layer 2 technology being used. Then of course you have the UDP max segment size (~65K). Thanks again!


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