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Bug #1457

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Non-standard prefixes used for file size indication

Added by James Moe over 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Here is a typical conversation regarding sizes in bytes:

i increased the stream memcap from default 32mb to 128mb;

I think you can try setting this to 512mb

i decreased the reassembly memcap from default 128mb to 64mb.

and this to 1024mb

mb = milli-bit
Mb = mega-bit
MB = mega-byte The metric and binary prefixes are case-sensitive. They are international standards. Usually the context is sufficient to sort what it really meant. But not always; and I find it bothersome to see such misuse.
I feel it professionally imperative to use the correct language, especially in the context of networking where traffic may be discussed in both bytes and bits per second. The same applies for most of the other letters, k (kilo) being an exception.
See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_prefix> and
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix&gt;.
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