[tor-relays] Representing Megabits correctly (ex: Slow Relay)

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 19:08:39 UTC 2019

>> 97Mb
>> speeds at 11Mb/sec.
>> couple of meg

> be careful with
> Megabit (Mb) vs. MegaByte (MB).

> Here is the part with the important information:
> With this option, and in other options that take arguments in bytes,
> KBytes, and so on, other formats are also supported. Notably, "KBytes"
> can also be written as "kilobytes" or "kb"; "MBytes" can be written as
> "megabytes" or "MB"; "kbits" can be written as "kilobits"; and so forth.
> Tor also accepts "byte" and "bit" in the singular. The prefixes "tera"
> and "T" are also recognized. If no units are given, we default to bytes.
> To avoid confusion, we recommend writing "bytes" or "bits" explicitly,
> since it’s easy to forget that "B" means bytes, not bits.
> Copied from here: https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en

> 97MBit/s, and it gives you a data rate
> of 11MByte/s

Much misuse and bad information here as usual.
See my posts that include links to the actual worldwide
ratified technical standards and the appropriate representation
choices for pure network applications such as tor and routers,
vs disk ram storage nasty phone companies silly webhosts etc.

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