Reply to post: Re: re: -1.4%

IPv6 is great, says Facebook. For us. And for you a bit, too

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Re: re: -1.4%

"But IPv6 packets can be much bigger than IPv4, so while each one may have longer headers, there are fewer packets needed."

That may be true for large contiguous data transfers - but depending on the protocol traffic pattern it is possible to need a lot of small packets. There is also the trade-off that the larger the packet - then the more chance of an error requiring it to be retransmitted.

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