Monitoring RAS Performance - Page 2
Measuring the Impact of RAS ServicesIn the case of a typical RAS server, the impact that RAS services have on overall network performance is insignificant. To see why this is the case, imagine that you have a 56Kbps modem attached to each of a machine's four COM ports. In such a situation, the most bandwidth that all four modems could simultaneously consume would be 224Kbps, or roughly one quarter of one megabit. When you consider that even a slow Ethernet connection runs at 10 megabits, you can see just how insignificant that a RAS server's impact on the overall system really is.
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