I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number
125.25 Mbit/s or using
I'm extremely confused. How is this possible? I assume he is on a 100mbps connection. He doesnt know his hosting stats. When looking at numbers i suspect MiB (the # seen using -ru 0) is 1000*1000 as oppose to 1024*1024. Ok but even if i do ((value*1000*1000)/1024)/1024 then *8 to get bits rather then bytes the result is still > 100Mbps (it was 116). Confused i googled. I found this wiki page and saw it meant 100mbps down and 50 up. Fantastic it makes sense.
Then i double check by doing -h and using the tx number * 1000 to get the # of bytes (it said KiB rather then Kib so i assume the number is bytes). Then i did /1024(for KB)/1024(MB) and then *8 for bits. The number was >100 (it was close to 150). The rx speed was insignificant (<1mbp).
How the heck is the network going so fast? Does this mean he has a connection >100mbps? I havent heard of that and heard of ISP buying speeds in 100mbps chucks. Is there some reason the number is so high? The server is running apache with php support. Its nothing special.