I've got an application that would benefit from larger Ethernet frames. (In theory, we could reduce the number of outbound packets by > 50%, maybe even 66%.)
I'm also in the process of specifying networking requirements with candidate hosting companies for a new installation of my application servers. It would be nice to, at a minimum, not restrict client connections from benefiting from Jumbo Frames.
But how realistic is this? Some general questions, assuming the segment of the network we can control is Jumbo Frame-friendly (switches are large MTUs capable, ICMP MTU path discovery allowed, etc.):
- Is it realistic to send Jumbo Frames over the public Internet?
- Is it inviting endless networking problems trying to support Jumbo Frames over the public Internet?
- Are there any other concerns that I've not considered?