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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.2 and future packaging
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:34:26 -0500
  • Message-id: <1100900066.8817.44.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 16:14, James Knott wrote:
> Danny Sauer wrote:
>
> > I've got a full T1's worth of bandwidth to my house. It's fast (and a
> > bit of an involved story)
>
> Why a DS1 (proper term for T1)? It's only 1.544 Mb/s. My cable modem
> runs 5 Mb/s down & 800K up. Many DSLs will also give better
> performance, than a DS1.
>
> --James, who never thought he'd see the day, when a DS1 would be
> considered "slow".

And herein lies the fallacy, your download speed does not as much depend
on what your ISP provides you but what the ISP of the site you are
downloading from provides. Does not matter that you have 5 or 10 Mb/s
down if the site you are connected to can only provide 1 Mb/s up.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989
SuSE since 1998
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