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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  Michael Scheer <listen at autechre dot de>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] How much does a packet weigh?
 Date:  Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:35:19 -0500
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:41:51 +0100, Michael Scheer <listen at autechre dot de> wrote:
> 
> Its the Info: 56821/52313 (20.48 MB/6.08 MB) of incoming and outgoing
> packets.
> 
> 1. Whats meant here? 1 MB = 1000 or 1024 Bytes?
>

That comes from FreeBSD's netstat, so it'll be the real, true
definition, 1024 bytes.

I've only seen 1000 referred to in terms of storage medium capacity,
where it's become the standard.  Even at that, your OS will still
refer to it appropriately (1024).


> 2. OTOH, how many bytes is one packet?
> 

Depends.  Your MTU is probably 1500, so it could be anywhere between 1
and 1500.

-Chris