What is the maximum packet size that can be transmitted using IPv6?

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65536 octets, 4GB with jumbograms (note: the latter is NOT supported on the vast majority of transport layer protocols)

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answered 17 Nov '11, 23:32

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2^16 -1 bytes which is equal to maximum value of payload length field. For jumbo packets extra header can be specified which can support 4GB as mentioned by WindowsUser. Jumbopackets are used in scenarios involving supercomputers though normal network might not be able to support such packets.

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2^16 -1 bytes which is equal to maximum value of payload length field. For jumbo packets extra header can be specified which can support 4GB as mentioned by WindowsUser. Jumbopackets are used in scenarios involving supercomputers though normal network might not be able to support such packets.

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2^16 -1 bytes which is equal to maximum value of payload length field. For jumbo packets extra header can be specified which can support 4GB as mentioned by WindowsUser. Jumbopackets are used in scenarios involving supercomputers though normal network might not be able to support such packets.

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2^16 -1 bytes which is equal to maximum value of payload length field. For jumbo packets extra header can be specified which can support 4GB as mentioned by WindowsUser. Jumbopackets are used in scenarios involving supercomputers though normal network might not be able to support such packets.

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