What does 95th %tile mean?

Alex Rubenstein alex at nac.net
Fri Apr 20 13:20:08 UTC 2001

> ... you may easily deduct News traffic from being billed. BTW: tell me how
> do you exclude News Traffic if you count the 95th %ile?

Why should you? packets are packets; does your upstream provider charge
you less for news? Are you magically capable of moving news across your
own network cheaper than web traffic?

> Billing based upon total bytes transferred is IMHO verfy fair and attractive
> from the point of a customer's view and tends to be a nightmare from an ISP's
> pespective especially if you don't just count bytes but are looking at the
> IP-addresses involved.


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