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Date:      Fri, 2 Jul 1999 22:41:05 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <>
To:        "Christopher J. Michaels" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Modem throughput appears to be unrealistically high.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bec4f5$0fc73e20$>; from "Christopher J. Michaels" on Fri Jul  2 21:40:42 GMT 1999
References:  <000001bec4f5$0fc73e20$>

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In the last episode (Jul 02), Christopher J. Michaels said:
> I was poking around in ppp and typed show modem.  I pasted the output
> of that to the bottom of my message.
> Now maybe I've just been up to long and my brain is fried, but I
> could swear that says I got 12.8KB/sec about 30 minutes ago, and that
> I'm currently getting 10KB/sec.
> Am I loosing it?  Is my connection THAT GOOD?  or is there something
> flawed in ppp?  I am connected via a 56k modem, btw.

If you're just using text-mode programs like telnet or lynx, you will
definitely see speeds like this.  Text compresses pretty good, and all
modems faster than ~9600 baud have some kind of compression built in.

	-Dan Nelson

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