Wednesday, September 22, 2004

1 entry found for maximum transmission unit. transmission unit: "maximum transmission unit

(MTU) The largest number of bytes of 'payload'
data a frame can carry, not counting the frame's header
and trailer.

A frame is a single unit of transportation on the data link
layer. It consists of header data plus data which was passed
down from the network layer (e.g. an IP datagram) plus
sometimes trailer data.

An Ethernet (V2) frame has a MTU of 1500 bytes but the size of
the frame can be up to 1526 bytes (22 byte header, 4 byte CRC

Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2004 Denis Howe

The original data is available from:

but AOL uses 1400


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