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RFC 894, "A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over Ethernet Networks", April 1984

Source of RFC: Legacy

Errata ID: 5141

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Orestes Leal Rodriguez
Date Reported: 2017-10-04

Throughout the document, when it says:

The minimum length of the data field of a packet sent
over an Ethernet is 1500 octets, thus the maximum 
length of an IP datagram sent over an Ethernet is 
1500 octets

It should say:

The maximum length of the data field of a packet sent
over an Ethernet is 1500 octets, thus the maximum 
length of an IP datagram sent over an Ethernet is 
1500 octets

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