Would Fast Ethernet help?

shez shez "at" nsl.net
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 13:27:45 +0000


Hiya,
	I was just wondering if you had figured what the 256
figure would likely to be with ssh for compression.

Seeya
Shez

On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Unix, on the other hand, is perhaps more likely to be bandwidth-limited, and
> > a fast network might well be worthwhile there.  Besides, if you're
> > connecting two machines back to back (which does work without a hub) I
> > shouldn't think 100M ethernet costs much more than 10M now...
> 
> Its about treble the cost in the UK normally, five times if you want to see
> the extra bandwidth used.
> 
> I've modded the VNC client to show you a decaying average of bandwidth
> in the console window while the X program runs. The result is most
> interesting and shows that really VNC wants about 256kbits+ to be useful
> at the moment.
> 
> Alan
>