Subject: Re: ip reassembly time exceeded?
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/1997 09:45:17
Paul Goyette writes:
> On 27 Jan 1997, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > > I heard that this is the minimum length specified for IP packets.
> > 
> > No, the minimum length is 40 bytes.
> 40 bytes is the minimum length of an IP packet, but 576 is the minimum MTU
> that an IP transport link needs to support.  

No. This is untrue.

You are required to be able to REASSEMBLE a 576 byte packet. You are
NOT required to be able to transport one, although it is recommended
that you be able to do so.