Fragmentation disadvantages - Networking

Q.  Which of the following is / are the disadvantages of fragmentation? (Networking)
- Published on 26 Aug 15

a. Overlapping of Fragments
b. Complicates Routers
c. Open to DoS Attack
d. All of the Above

ANSWER: All of the Above


  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 23 Oct 15

    - Fragmentation is a state that occurs when data passes over networks.

    - The fragmentation caused by a small packet network is made transparent to the network through which the packets will pass.

    - The main disadvantage of fragmentation is exit gateway, all the packets should exit via the same gateway.

    - It requires overhead to repeatedly fragment and reassemble a large packet.

    - When a large packets arrives at a gateway, it breaks the packet into fragments.

    - Each fragment is then addressed to the same exit gateway. Because of fragmentation there may be chance of a DoS attack.

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