Fragmentation on a bridge
Posted on 1997-08-31
Dear network gurus,
I got a question related to fragementation (just a bit lazy to find from books):
A -- token ring (4K) -- Bridge -- ethernet (1.5K) --- B
Where A and B sits on the same subnet (I am not interested to replace it with a router). I think a bridge can connect different members of IEEE 802 LAN at the LLC layer. The bridge can be a very smart one, but it should not perfrom a routing job.
1. Is it a valid setup? If no why?
2. If yes, what happens if A sends B a 4K (or close to it) packet when it passes through the bridge? Does it (any well known brand) can perfrom any sort of fragementaion? If yes, how does B can understand and reassemble the fragementation?