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on the wire > Protocol Overhead

TCP is approximately 95% efficient, given the Ethernet frame and TCP/IP header overhead +/- all the optional values such as 802.1q VLAN tagging and flags. An excellent discussion of this that just covers the nitty-gritty is Phil Dykstra's Protocol Overhead.

Mar 20, 2013 at 19:38 | Registered Commentergeneralnetworkerror