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The relationship between the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) and the Maximum Segment Size (MSS)

PDUs of the TCP(IP protocol suite (stack)

A few days ago I have read an answer about the Maximum Segment Size (MSS) at the Wireshark Q&A site.

The answer had shacked me up a little bit, because the author wrote that the MSS is not negotiated. First I had thought that I missed something big in my understanding of the Maximum Segment Size (MSS). But after a dive into the world of the RFCs I realized that I have just misinterpreted /mistranslated the authors statement.

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