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TCP and UDP over IPv6 Jumbograms (RFC2147)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002703D
Original Publication Date: 1997-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 4K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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Authors:
D. Borman

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Abstract

IPv6 supports datagrams larger than 65535 bytes long, often referred to as jumbograms, through use of the Jumbo Payload hop-by-hop option. The UDP protocol has a 16-bit length field that keeps it from being able to make use of jumbograms, and though TCP does not have a length field, both the MSS option and the Urgent field are constrained by 16-bits. This document describes some simple changes that can be made to allow TCP and UDP to make use of IPv6 jumbograms. [STANDARDS-TRACK]