RFC 879

The TCP Maximum Segment Size and Related Topics, November 1983

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Obsoleted by:
RFC 7805, RFC 9293
Updated by:
RFC 6691
J. Postel

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC0879

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This RFC discusses the TCP Maximum Segment Size Option and related topics. The purposes is to clarify some aspects of TCP and its interaction with IP. This memo is a clarification to the TCP specification, and contains information that may be considered as "advice to implementers".

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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