Subject: Re: 802.1Q & ETHER_MAX_LEN
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/02/2000 11:49:32
On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 11:44:59AM +0200, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> If a ethernet card can't handle 1522-byte packets, then it probably
> will not work in a VLAN environment.

Unless you tweak the environnement to use a lower MTU; this is not impossible.

> Does it actually exist cards that can't handle packets >1518 bytes??

Maybe older cards can't. I'm not sure hubs or ethernet bridges will do it.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.