babbling error

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babbling error definition

networking
An Ethernet node attempting to transmit more than 1518 data bytes - the largest allowed Ethernet packet. This is why the Maximum Transmission Unit for IP traffic on Ethernet is 1500.
[Why 1518?]
(1998-03-13)

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