Chapter08 - CHAPTER 8 Internet Protocol (IP) Exercises 1....

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1 CHAPTER 8 Internet Protocol (IP) Exercises 1. If no fragmentation occurs at the router, then the only field to change in the base header is the time to live field. If any of the multiple-byte options are present, then there will be changes in the option headers as well (to record the route and/or timestamp). If fragmentation does occur, the total length field will change to reflect the total length of each datagram. The more fragment bit of the flags field and the fragmentation offset fields may also change to reflect the fragmentation. If options are present and fragmentation occurs, the HLEN field of the base header may also change to reflect whether or not the option was included in the fragments. 3. Advantages of a large MTU: Good for transferring large amounts of data over long distances No fragmentation necessary; faster delivery and no reassembly Fewer lost datagrams More efficient (less overhead) Advantages of a small MTU: Good for transferring time-sensitive data such as audio or video
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course CSE CS501 taught by Professor Dmathur during the Winter '10 term at National Institute of Technology, Calicut.

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Chapter08 - CHAPTER 8 Internet Protocol (IP) Exercises 1....

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