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Old 06-02-2006, 04:48 PM
cellplex cellplex is offline
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FTP speed result in Linux


after a file has been transferred via the command line ftp client in most unix/linux environments I've used, I see the speed of the transfer shown as something like :-

(3.8e+02 Kbytes/sec)

what does the e+ part mean or can someone explain how to interpret the figures.

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:01 PM
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This might be totally off, but was your speed around 14k/sec?

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:04 PM
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It's scientific notation. The e is exponent to raise 10 by. The easy way to remember is how many places to the right to move the decimal point, adding zeroes as needed. In this case, 3.8e2 is 38e1 or 380 Kbytes/second, or 3 megabits per second.

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:12 PM
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Haha, I'm way off then . I tried using an exponent calculator to figure it out but I did also barely pass math in high school.

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:42 PM
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Thanks all.
Now I have to explain this to the sales guys.
Given how well my explanation of what the server load values mean, this will go down real well

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:51 PM
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Haha, I'm way off then . I tried using an exponent calculator to figure it out but I did also barely pass math in high school.
It was probably doing exponent of e, rather than 10.

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