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How do I calculated the minimum and maximum size of an Ethernet frame with split up.We all know maximum size for Ehternet frame is 1518bytes but would be the with split up?

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No I'm not to going ask all my interview Questions here.Thanks for answering all my questions –  AMIT Aug 1 '12 at 6:24

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You're referring to IP fragmentation, which is a feature of IP. IP operates in layer 3, Ethernet in layer 2.

IP can fragment, but Ethernet doesn't know or care about the fragmentation of the IP packets that it's carrying.

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And by the way, if what you're actually interested in is the maximum IP packet size, the answer is 64 KB. –  Shane Madden Aug 1 '12 at 6:19
    
Thanks for ur response @Shane but I guess maximum and minimum size of ethernet frame 1518 byte and 64byte respectively with split up –  AMIT Aug 1 '12 at 6:32
    
Re-read what he wrote. There is no notion of fragmentation (or split-up as you seem to call it) in Ethernet. –  rnxrx Aug 1 '12 at 6:51
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Also, the max is not 1518 in all cases see jumbo frames. –  Zoredache Aug 1 '12 at 8:02

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