[mrtg] Re: Get the Bits And Bytes ...

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Thu Mar 15 11:04:54 MET 2001

David Sawyer wrote:

> > In case of a 2 Mb connection you need to replace in maxbytes the number
> > 250000
> > and in case of a 512 Kb connection  you need to replace with 64000.
> > 
> A 2Mb link should have 256000 for MaxBytes
> There are 2,048,000 bits in a 2Mb link, not 2,000,000

That depends...

A true 2MB link carries 2 megabits per second and thus there are
2,000,000 bits per second. In practice, any link close to 2mbps
is called a 2mbps link.  E1 (which is 2,048,000 bps) is close to
2mbps. UMTS is really 2,000,000 bps.

There is a nice link to be found on network speeds.  Unfortunately
the translation for kilobyte, megabyte etcetera is wrong!

For more information on what a kilobyte really is, search for
"kibi mebi gibi" using your favourite search engine.

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