[mrtg] Re: Maxbytes for 1 meg serial?
lsheldon at creighton.edu
Fri Dec 10 14:58:36 MET 1999
> on 12/10/99 1:19 AM, Merton Campbell Crockett at mcc at TO.GD-ES.COM wrote:
> > Signaling speeds are decimal, i.e. 1 Mb is 1000000, 10 Mb is 10000000. As a
> > result, a 10 Mb circuit (ethernet) should not exceed 125000 bytes/second.
> > Or, roughly 122.07 KB/second if you assume 1K equals 1024 bytes.
> Anywhere where this is noted? Neither the IETF nor any standards or
> standards track RFCs will substantiate this. I'm not saying it's not true;
> it's just the kind of brain dead thing that somebody would do, but I don't
> know who the official word would come from on this one. I could call my
> telco people, but they're not exactly on top of things of an engineering
It is well documented in ahy math book, most engineering texts that I have
read that were written before computer chips were invented,....etc,
the "K" is 10**3, "M" is 10**6, etc.
Parts of the computer world are the only place I've seen different and even
there there is little agreement.
- L. F. (Larry) Sheldon, Jr. -
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