Recently I had spent a minute on how Ethernet Jumbo Frames (i.e.,
something around 9k) would work. I understand that there is no standard
for it and the technology was originally driven by Alteon, now Lucent.
Unfortunately, their White Paper has vanised from the Web and I didn't
find much more technical information.
What I am struggeling with is how the frame format of a Jumbo Frame would
look like. So far, 0x0600 has been the hard limit that determines type or
length encapsulation. 9k is certainly beyond 0x0600 and would, therefore,
be regarded as type instead of length.
Could anybody share some more insights with me how Jumbo Frames look like
and how that feature works? At cisco.com I read something about
negotiation but with no further details.
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