Re: packet lengths


Randy (randy@larry.cs.washington.edu)
Tue, 19 Apr 88 11:50:41 -0700


What do you mean by "actual packet lengths"? If you mean the length field
specified by the ethernet header, then be aware that the smallest legal
ethernet packet is 64 bytes (counting header and checksum). If the
IP part of the ethernet packet is smaller than 48 bytes (64- header), then
the packet will be padded with garbage.

Randy Day.
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