On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 07:50:43 +0100 Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hubs are much less bandwidth-intensive than leaf nodes, because they > > don't have to repeat a message once for each user that receives the > > message (think channels). Leaf nodes will end up replicating a lot > > of messages and sending them out, but it's pretty unavoidable at the > > moment. > > It's unavoidable, period. Those clients need to receive the data. I get surprised every day :) I'll not rule something out. IP multicasting may take off. > > Anyhoo, a T1 could typically handle that many users without breaking > > a sweat. Hardware-wise, something very modest (think P233 or so) > > could handle it. > > That's bottom-end hardware for a server on that scale, even with a > highly efficient daemon. Yeah, I redid the calculations based not on average user usage, but on average _Debian_ user usage. In the low-end, yeah. I figured 500kB/s to be safe, after I re-figured how much bandwidth the average Debian user on such a node would likely use.
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