On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:27:38 -0500 Tim Daneliuk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Amitabh Kant wrote: > > On 9/8/07, Bahman M. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> I tested the connection by downloading 2~3 files simultaneously > >> and used 'bmon' as Mel suggested in another reply (thanks to > >> him). As I'd already guessed the RX don't get bigger than 30~40% > >> of the expected bandwidth. I performed the test with some other > >> files and there was no difference. > >> > >> Thanks, > >> > >> Bahman > > > > The bandwidth being advertised by your ISP would be the maximum > > thoughput allowed on your DSL lines with multiple DSL users sharing > > the same bandwidth, something that is generally known as contention > > ratio. > > > > See this link: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contention_ratio > > > > Amitabh > > But you should be able to hit the advertised bandwidth. To the best > of my knowledge, DSL itself is NOT a shared medium. It is a point-to- > point technology from your premise to the Central Office. The > bandwidth *behind* the CO may be shared, but should be so large > as to not be a bottleneck. It depends on your circumstances. Some people are constrained by contention ratio some aren't. Some ISPs offer a better ratio for a more expensive accounts. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"