Units reported by ifconfig

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 16 16:26:50 BST 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 10:02:29PM +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op maandag 14-07-2008 om 10:53 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Scott James
> Remnant:
> > Since ifconfig deals with bytes streamed, you can arguably claim it
> > should be multiples of 1,024 or multiples of 1,000.  Someone just needs
> > to decide.

> Traditionally, bandwidth has always been measured in multiples of 10,
> not multiples of 2.

But bandwidth is not the same thing as transfer; hence, "someone just needs
to decide".

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