On Thursday 27 May 2010 23:42:36 Andrew Lunn wrote:
We discussed this a while ago. Actually fragmentation should be
considered the last resort. It if first better to try header
compression, to make the frame small enough that it can be sent
without fragmentation. I think you had a quick look at using the PPP
compression code, but i guess it did not go any further.
We only need to fragment when compression is not possible.
I read about the compression and I still think it is a good idea.
Unfortunately, it requires deep packet inspection and would only work for 99%
of the IPv4 traffic. Besides, both solutions do not exclude each other.