[tor-relays] Proper bandwidth units [was: Exit nodes on Gandi]

Andreas Krey a.krey at gmx.de
Mon Nov 18 08:04:25 UTC 2013

On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:14:15 +0000, grarpamp wrote:
> People, can we please mind using the proper units.

How is 'bytes' improper when that is the basic transfer unit of TCP/IP,
and half of the underlying protocols? The only ones who really don't
care about bytes are the layer 1 guys.

> I know Tor doesn't make it easy because Tor itself incorrectly
> uses Bytes. But Tor is a network application, and real network
> apps are measured in 'bits per second',

So, neither scp nor wget are real network applications? Nor ftp, nor firefox?


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800

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