Subject: Re: 802.1Q & ETHER_MAX_LEN
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/03/2000 15:56:27
On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 11:08:31PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:

 > This looks good, but raises another issue: what about users who want
 > to use VLANs even though their hardware driver doesn't advertise the
 > ETHERCAP_VLAN_MTU capability (either because the hardware really
 > doesn't support it or because the driver hasn't been written to deal
 > with it)?  They might be willing to live with all the consequences of
 > a 1496 byte MTU.

I thought about that, and added support for doing that.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>