Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Travis H. travis+ml-nanog at
Thu Jan 18 02:09:26 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 02:35:25PM +0000, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Oh I should be clear too. We use SI powers of 10, just like for
> bandwidth, not powers of two like for storage. We quote in Megabytes
> because caps are usually in gigabytes, so it's more clear for users.

IEC 60027-2 prefixes eliminate the ambiguity.

Basically, to make base-2, replace letters 3 and 4 of the prefix with
"bi" for binary.
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