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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: http bytes -> network ratio ?
Date Wed, 04 Feb 1998 19:42:31 GMT
It's way to hard to figure out this way.  It's way easier to just log the
total filesize of every object sent, and ask either your tcp/ip stack
(i.e. accounting rules if you have them) or your nearest router for how
much the machine really sent. 

Otherwise you have to consider stuff like the initial and final handshakes
of every connection... various MTU sizes... retransmissions... yadda


On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> 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
> lot.  
> It can vary widely from site to site what the average mix of these two
> is...

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