Fragmentation Occurs When You Send Multicast Data Over Ethernet
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When you are using a multicast program to send data of up to 1472 bytes over Ethernet, you may observe fragmentation.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) size for Ethernet is 1500. The various parts of a user data protocol (UDP) packet use the following bytes (totalling 1500 bytes):
- 20 bytes for the IP header.
- 8 bytes for the UDP header.
- 1472 bytes for data load.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Windows 2000A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 19-Nov-2001 16:42 5.0.2195.46 118,896 Afd.sys 06-Apr-2002 16:51 5.0.2195.48 105,232 Msafd.dll 06-Apr-2002 16:50 5.0.2195.55 313,168 Tcpip.sys 30-Jul-2001 20:15 5.0.2195.39 16,240 Tdi.sys 06-Apr-2002 16:51 5.0.2195.48 17,680 Wshtcpip.dll
Windows XPTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service PackThe English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------- 22-Apr-2002 13:50 5.1.2600.43 318,080 Tcpip.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server ProductFor additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
Article ID: 319627 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 04:37:33 - Revision: 4.5
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