[rfc-dist] RFC 4459 on MTU and Fragmentation Issues with In-the-Network Tunneling
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Title: MTU and Fragmentation Issues with
Author: P. Savola
Date: April 2006
Mailbox: psavola at funet.fi
I-D Tag: draft-savola-mtufrag-network-tunneling-05.txt
Tunneling techniques such as IP-in-IP when deployed in the middle of
the network, typically between routers, have certain issues regarding
how large packets can be handled: whether such packets would be
fragmented and reassembled (and how), whether Path MTU Discovery
would be used, or how this scenario could be operationally avoided.
This memo justifies why this is a common, non-trivial problem, and
goes on to describe the different solutions and their characteristics
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