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A Widely Deployed Solution to the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Fragmentation Problem (RFC7588) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242448D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-16
Document File: 24 page(s) / 25K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Bonica: AUTHOR [+2]


Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) [RFC2784] [RFC2890] can be used to carry any network-layer protocol over any network-layer protocol. GRE has been implemented by many vendors and is widely deployed in the Internet.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         R. Bonica Request for Comments: 7588                              Juniper Networks Category: Informational                                     C. Pignataro ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Cisco Systems                                                                 J. Touch                                                                  USC/ISI                                                                July 2015

  A Widely Deployed Solution to the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)                          Fragmentation Problem


   This memo describes how many vendors have solved the Generic Routing    Encapsulation (GRE) fragmentation problem.  The solution described    herein is configurable.  It is widely deployed on the Internet in its    default configuration.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Bonica, et al.                Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7588                    GRE Fragmentation                  July 2015

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   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....