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Re: ARP message padding

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 11:46:31AM +0100, Roy Marples wrote:
> Hi list!
> Whilst working on the IPv4LL part of dhcpcd, I was wondering why some frames
> I was capturing were 60 bytes and some were 42 - which was the size I was
> expecting. After some research, I find about minimum ethernet frame size
> which is 64, including the 4 byte crc.

Quite possibly you are capturing transmit packets before they get padded.
TX padding may be done by hardware MAC unit, or the low levels of the
ethernet driver.


David Laight:

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