[B.A.T.M.A.N.] Layer 2 fragmentation

Marek Lindner lindner_marek at yahoo.de
Thu May 27 18:12:40 CEST 2010


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.

Regards,
Marek


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