Ethernet packet size python

K-man Kiran.Karra at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 16:58:33 CET 2009


On Jan 13, 10:35 am, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> K-man wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   I am sending data using the socket interface in python, but I want
> > to know how big the ethernet packet size is (in bytes).  I didn't
> > really see a way using the socket library of how to do this.  Any
> > suggestions?
>
> There is no way to know what size Ethernet packets will result from
> specific traffic. Or do you want to know the MTU size (largest possible
> Ethernet packet size)? This shouldn't really matter, since large TCP
> messages will be split into a sequence of IP datagrams, and large IP
> datagrams will be automatically fragmented and then reassembled at the
> other end.
>
> Is there a specific reason this is important to you?
>
> regards
>  Steve
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I am trying to determine the actual network link speed.



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