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before you get to explaining that traffic is sent over wires called "Ethernet cables," I'm not completely retarded when it comes to packet traffic. I know enough for seemingly pointless things like reading CRC bits. My question is about Jumbo Packets. Correct me if I'm wrong, larger packets means less overhead creating a slightly higher throughput as well as less stress on the CPU. What kind of performance have you seen from using JP? please specify 8K 16K or whatever you were using. thanks
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Depends on the type of traffic.

You do gain sequential performance (i.e. file transfers) but you hurt more random performance (gaming, VOIP).
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Depends on the type of traffic.

You do gain sequential performance (i.e. file transfers) but you hurt more random performance (gaming, VOIP).
so the larger the packet, the better sequential and the worse for the rand stuff? lets say I was xfering 1TB file, how much performance increase could I see over a single 1Gb/s link?
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