[e2e] Small packets - Definition needed..

Colin Perkins csp at csperkins.org
Fri Mar 23 03:34:33 PDT 2007

On 23 Mar 2007, at 10:07, Arjuna Sathiaseelan wrote:
>  I have been trying to find out the definition of small and large
> packets. There are protocols such as TFRC-SP which are used for small
> packets. I am wondering how do we define small packets? What is the
> size limit?
> My thoughts on this is : any packet size less than 576 bytes, could be
> considered as small packets. And more than 576 bytes, could be termed
> large packets.

Surely it depends on the application and environment? In the context  
of TFRC-SP, the aim was to support VoIP traffic, so small would be a  
low-rate voice codec (tens of octets of payload data per packet), but  
I don't think that generalises.

Colin Perkins

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