RFC 4638

Accommodating a Maximum Transit Unit/Maximum Receive Unit (MTU/MRU) Greater Than 1492 in the Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), September 2006

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
P. Arberg
D. Kourkouzelis
M. Duckett
T. Anschutz
J. Moisand
Stream:
IETF
Source:
pppext (int)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4638

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Abstract

The Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), as described in RFC 2516, mandates a maximum negotiated Maximum Receive Unit (MRU) of 1492. This document outlines a solution that relaxes this restriction and allows a maximum negotiated MRU greater than 1492 to minimize fragmentation in next-generation broadband networks. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.