File transfer speed between Hong Kong and Johannesburg, South Africa

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Fri Jul 12 01:47:06 UTC 2013

On 7/11/2013 10:32 AM, Clayton Zekelman wrote:
> It all depends on the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow, and
> varies if it is African or Eurpoean.
> In all seriousness, you need to know the speed and latency of the link
> before that question can be answered.
> At 10:04 AM 11/07/2013, Luan Nguyen wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Does anyone know what's the average speed for windows file transferring
>> (SMB2) between Hong Kong and Johannesburg?
>> Any guide on how to calculate/estimate this?

An old-timers-uncalibrated-guess"  If you are going to do large 
transfers using a protocol designed (for want of a term) for local area 
networks with near-fault free performance over a long multihop network, 
you are not going to like it.

What criteria drive the selection of such an unlikely protocol?

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