Subject: Re: fragmentation attack
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/26/2002 08:49:43
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> Oh, and the magic number is 576 bytes for IP, and 536 for TCP, not
> 512.  Steve chose 1280-odd for ipv6, to guarantee a useful
> application-level payload of 1024 bytes.  (Metricom Ricochet was
> the sole link-level where this was a serious problem.)


        - Nathan