Large files under ubuntu do not appear to work

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Mar 26 12:39:58 UTC 2009

Stephan Hermann wrote:

> TBH, I just bursted into a laugh attack....for easyiness: 500 Gigabytes
> as written on a Harddrive label are not the same as 500 Gigabytes
> transfered over the Network (when you know HD vendor definition: kilo ==
> 1000 and Network vendor definition normally kilo == 1024)

What makes you think network vendors would ever use kilobytes to mean 1024
bytes?  They want throughput to look good.

If you just stick to the accepted definitions, there's no confusion.

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