Subject: Re: NewbieQ: NetBSD and drivers
To: Anders Eriksson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Hinz <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/1996 09:39:50
I think we just experienced a "notation collision":
On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, Anders Eriksson wrote:
> In message <199601181456.HAA06019@lager.beer.org> you write:
> > "Michael Graff" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I can reach about 7.9Mbps over a link with only two computers on it.
> > > This is better than SGI Indys can do. They only get about 7.3Mbps ;)
These are of course MegaBITs per second.
> > sure I'd be able to get more than 400kbps... After some tweaking and
> > thoughts from Charles/Chris/Theo, I finally got the transfer rate
> > up to 1010kbps... I didn't think I was going to get much above that so
On the other hand, these must be kiloBYTES per second.
> Excuse me if I've got this wrong, but Graff has got around 8 megabits/sec
> and you're happy with 1 megabit/sec?! Fill me in....
And here's the guy who noticed it :)
What Herb should have written is of course kBps, note the capital B to
say "byte" instead of "bit".
1000kBps is about the same as 8Mbps - so they were actually talking about
the same range of performance...
Michael Hinz -- email@example.com