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Packet Size of Internet Traffic

Hi,

Can anybody share some stats on the Packet size of Internet traffic. I want something like....

64 30%

1500 20%

Any link to such survey will be helpfull..

Regards,

gaurav

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Re: Packet Size of Internet Traffic

The packet could be from 20 to 65535 bytes. And a Frame size is 46 to 1532 bytes in size.

The MTU size define the maxim size of a frame. In case of MPLS MTU can be config as 1512.

For further detail you the below link.

http://mike.passwall.com/networking/ippacket.html

Re: Packet Size of Internet Traffic

HI Gaurav, [Pls Rate if HELPS]

I am not sure about the statistics. In most cases the Internet Service Providers support Jumbo Frames on their Network to carry heavy Packet.

Neverthless, make sure to verify the IP MTU if defined anywhere else.

Pls Rate if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

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Re: Packet Size of Internet Traffic

Check http://advanced.comms.agilent.com/n2x/docs/insight/2001-08/TestingTips/1MxdPktSzThroughput.pdf

one among the many studies on the subject.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

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Re: Packet Size of Internet Traffic

Paolo, the link for the document you have sent is from 2001, which is before vast VPN and DSL penetration.

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Re: Packet Size of Internet Traffic

Pre-2000 the packet size distribution was 64,576,1500. Then it went to bimodal to 64,1500. Now with widespread of DSL (PPPoE) and VPNs, it's trimodal gain: 64,1300,1500.

The source are:

http://www.postel.org/pipermail/end2end-interest/2005-October/005390.html

But I couldn't find a more recent ones.

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