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What is a giant and a runt?

What is a giant and a runt?

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Re: What is a giant and a runt?

A giant frame is any frame whose size exceeds the maximum transmission unit (MTU). In ethernet thats larger than 1500bytes (not including the18 bytes for the Ethernet header and FCS).

A runt is a frame that is smaller than the minimum frame size for IEEE-802.3 standard frames. In ethernet thats 64 bytes. Often caused by collisions.

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Re: What is a giant and a runt?

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Re: What is a giant and a runt?

Runt is less than 64 bytes

Giant is greater than 1512 bytes

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