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Re: Network Throughput



On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 03:35:59PM +0100, Philipp Schulte wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 03:24:49PM +0100, Sebastiaan wrote: 
> 
> > Just curious: when you write an article in which you use MegaBytes and
> > MegaBits a lot, how do you distinguish between them?
> 
> Somewhere I have read that it is common to use Bits when talking about
> data that has to be transmitted and Bytes when talking about stored
> data.
> I assume, that everybody knows that "100Mb-network" means we are
> talking about bit/sec while "100mb-file" means megabyte.
> Phil
> 
It seems sensible to use the lower case b when referring to bits and
the upper case B when referring to bytes.  This is the convention I've
observed particularly with regard to DSL performance claims.  (Though
I'd hate to have you hold me to it being consistently used.)

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