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maximum data size which switch/router can recieve?

hi all,

I'm posting for question about mtu issue.

almost ethernet(fast/gigia/ten-giga...) uses 1500bytes of mtu.

as you know, mtu is a maxium size which router/switch can send for outgoing direction.(or onward) 

so mtu is not a thing about receiving data size.

then how much data(bytes) router can receive?

whether data size is 1500 or bigger, router can receive it?

for example,

router has fast-ethernet 0/1 and 0/2

both interface mtu size=1500bytes

when 2000bytes data comes from 0/1 and outgoing 0/2

in my mind, router would receive the data well because of mtu=1500bytes has not a releation with receving data size. 

after this, router would send the data with 2 packets(1500byte+500byte) to outgoing interface(0/2)

is my guess right?

if it's right, how much bytes router can receive? jumbo size(about 9000bytes)? or something else?

Thanks for reading this post.

regards.

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Re: maximum data size which switch/router can recieve?

There is a very good explanation in the following article: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk827/tk369/technologies_white_paper09186a00800d6979.shtml

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Re: maximum data size which switch/router can recieve?

There is a very good explanation in the following article: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk827/tk369/technologies_white_paper09186a00800d6979.shtml

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Re: maximum data size which switch/router can recieve?

+1

One of the best written articles on the Cisco website IMO. Well worth reading and re-reading. Also agree that the foundational understanding this gives you should mean you can answer the query yourself and gain a lot more in the process.

Beginner

Re: maximum data size which switch/router can recieve?

Thanks Jernej Vodopivec.

it's a good help to understand about my question.

Thanks a lot and have a good time!!

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