What does 95th %tile mean?

Arnold Nipper arnold at nipper.de
Fri Apr 20 14:21:08 UTC 2001

On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 09:20:08AM -0400, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
> > ... 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?

Of course packets are packets. But if I'm running a news server I get the
packet once and hopefully sell it serveral times. Especially taking into
account that news is of high volume you might charge less for news. Of course
as soon as the customer gets the feed from someone else there is no reason
do not charge it.

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