[e2e] Small packets - Definition needed..

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Fri Mar 23 04:44:15 PDT 2007

I don't know of a general definition.

As I recall, for router tests in the early 1990s, the idea of a small packet
was 64 bytes and big was an Ethernet MTU.

Personally, I'd react that somewhere around 64 bytes is where packets get
small -- as the addition of a header becomes a notable overhead.  I'm not
sure where I'd say "large" starts these days.


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