How to convert Packets/sec to Bytes/sec - anybody???

How to convert Packets/sec to Bytes/sec - anybody???

Post by Charlie Kempso » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I wish to determine the throughput of a given ppp or slip
link.  Using ifconfig I can obtain the numbers for the
number of packets received and transmitted.  However as
these packets are of variable size it is hard to see
how the numbers could be converted into understandable
numbers such as kb/s.

Any comments gratefully accepted!

Charlie Kempson


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