In message <CC96542306D7D2119E0B080009EB58FE9582FA(_at_)MERCURY>, Timothy Behne
A recent thread suggested something interesting - an average Ethernet/IP
packet length of 500 bytes. Has there been any work done in the area of
finding average packet lengths, bandwidth usage, etc. of typical (read:
unknown) networks? Are there any "rules of thumb" values that are
There are no good, current studies on LAN behavior that I've seen.
There have been a number of papers on WAN behavior. The usual result
of those is that ~40-50% of packets are about 40-44 bytes, but most of
the bytes are carried by packets of ~500-576 or 1500 bytes.