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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: http bytes -> network ratio ?
Date Fri, 06 Feb 1998 18:50:27 GMT
On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:

> 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.'
> 
> If rough answers will do, then I'd say add 10-20% overhead. I have no
> doubt that people can cook up splendid counterexamples, but that's a
> realistic figure given no information whatsoever :-)

thanks for the info Ben, Marc and Dean.

ballpark figures were fine.



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