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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: http bytes -> network ratio ?
Date Wed, 04 Feb 1998 18:06:45 GMT
On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Rob Hartill wrote:

> Anyone know (rough figures will do) by how much on average each
> byte sent via HTTP expands to when sent packaged up over the net ?
> I'm trying to find an answer to a question such as 'how much bandwidth
> do I use sending 1k of HTTP data in 1s.'

Figure out the MTU, add your 40 bytes of overhead and you have the answer
for large data transfers.

For small data transfers, you have to add the header which biases things a

It can vary widely from site to site what the average mix of these two

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