Unformatted text preview: However, the delivery of the datagram to the destination is not guaranteed. IP is a connection-less protocol because it does not maintain information about the connection to a destination host. Each datagram is handled independent of other datagrams and also each datagram may reach the destination through different network routes. The data from higher-level protocols like TCP and UDP are encapsulated into an IP datagram and transmitted to the destination host. IP will not modify the higher-level data. The minimum size of an IP datagram is 576 bytes and the maximum size is 65535 bytes. The minimum size of an IP datagram header is 20 bytes. The maximum IP datagram header size is 60 bytes. All IP networks must be able to handle datagrams of at least 576 bytes in length....
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- Spring '10
- IP datagram header, maximum IP datagram