wmc2004aug at wmc2004aug at
Mon Jan 1 22:42:25 CST 2007

At 06:32 PM 12/31/2006, you wrote:
>Aaron Mosher wrote:
> >  sure, but it's technically cooler to say 12/24.
>RK wrote:
>For those of us that know there are 24 DS0's in a DS1 maybe. :)

Damn straight ! <vbg>

Actually I'm glad to hear there are still that many guys that do 
networking & telephony on here!

For the rest of ya', and those that admonished me for not simplifying 
the equation, it was a sort of inside joke.  The US phone system uses 
a 64Kbit/sec standard for a digital voice line.  A T1 circuit 
time-division-multiplexes 24 of those onto a 1.54 Mbit/sec circuit 
commonly carried on two copper pairs.  When they started being used 
for Internet and WAN services, bandwidth was sometimes throttled down 
to a portion of the full available, for "fractional T1".  We pay 
about $595/month for a T1 circuit at work, and only half the 
bandwidth or about 768Kbs in & out -- Only a 3rd or less the speed 
than what you commonly get on residential cable/DSL but snappy 
outbound and very reliable.  Or if you're ~really~ 

    -Wayne  '06 RSX-S / 93 SE-R / '93 NK2k / '90 Miata / '07 Scion tC 

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