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SubjectRe: Question Re: PPP speed
At 06:28 PM 5/12/96 -0400, you wrote:
>On Sun, 12 May 1996, Gary Abrahams wrote:
>
>> When under linux and I ftp somthing from one of our ftp sites
>> ftp says that the max speed I get is about 2.4 k / sec but under Windoze
>> 95 I get 25K sec? - This is to the same site under the same
>> internet provider at approx. same time.
>
>I think Linux FTP is giving you speed in KByte/sec (IE about
>2.4KBytes/sec is average for a 24,000 connection), where as Windows 95 (I
>know WS_FTP32 does this) reports speed in KBits/sec. Remember - 8 bits =
>1 Byte, so if the speed was about 8x in Windows 95, then it would be
>accurate. I'm not quite sure why it would be 10x faster, except that
>maybe you connected at 24,000 under Linux and maybe 26,400 (or 28.800)
>under Windows 95.

Don't forget, you're running ppp over an async link -- add a start and stop
bit to the 8 bits/byte and you're up to 10 bits per byte, hence the 10x
difference.

Pat



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