O'Reilly logo

Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Second Edition by NIIT

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Transmission of Datagrams

Datagrams from the Internet layer are sent to the Network Interface layer where the data is transmitted over the physical medium. The Network Interface layer transmits data in the form of frames. A datagram is packaged into a frame by the Network Interface layer (see Figure 3.4).

Figure 3.4. An IP datagram is encapsulated in a frame and transmitted over the cables.

However, there are a few factors that need to be considered while encapsulating a datagram within a frame. They are as follows:

  • The amount of data that can be transmitted in a single frame is called Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU) and varies with the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required