IP MTU Discovery (mtudisc)

Status: Concluded September, 1990 
 Jeff Mogul 
Description of Working Group:
The MTU Discovery Working Group is chartered to produce an RFC
defining an official standard for an IP MTU Discovery Option.  ``MTU
Discovery'' is a process whereby an end-host discovers the smallest MTU
along a path over which it is sending datagrams, with the aim of
avoiding fragmentation.

Request for Comments:

  • RFC1191 Path MTU Discovery (Draft Standard)