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SubjectRe: Linux iSCSI Initiator, OpenSource (fwd) (Re: Gauntlet Set NOW!)
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Followup to:  <20030107053146.A16578@kerberos.ncsl.nist.gov>
By author: Olivier Galibert <galibert@pobox.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 01:39:38PM +1300, Andrew McGregor wrote:
> > Ethernet and TCP were both designed to be cheap to evaluate, not the
> > absolute last word in integrity. There is a move underway to provide an
> > optional stronger TCP digest for IPv6, and if used with that then there is
> > no need for the iSCSI digest. Otherwise, well, play dice with the data.
> > Loaded in your favour, but still dice.
>
> Ethernet's checksum is a standard crc32, with all the usual good
> properties and, at least on FE and lower, 1500bytes max of payload.
> So it's quite reasonable. TCP's checksum, though, is crap.
>
> I'm not entirely sure how crc32 would behave on jumbo frames.
>

AUTODIN-II CRC32 (the one used by Ethernet) is stable up to 11454
bytes. The jumbo frame size was chosen as the largest multiple of the
standard IP payload size to fit within this number.

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