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Fragmentation Considered Harmful

Christopher A. Kent, Jeffrey C. Mogul, DEC WRL

One-line summary: Although designers of IP intended for fragmentation to be a "transparent" lower-layer mechanism to facilitate interoperation of different networks, in practice its effects are visible to upper layers in various evil ways.

Overview/Main Points


Fragmentation is not as "transparent" as IP layer would have you believe.


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