Bandwidth throttling units confusing

Bug #681597 reported by Stuart Metcalfe
This bug affects 2 people
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Ubuntu One Client

Bug Description

The units for bandwidth throttling in the U1 client (KB) are different to the units used to advertise broadband connection speeds (kb - certainly in the UK. Are they different in other parts of the world?). This could lead to confusion and unexpected results for people when attempting to configure U1 to not soak up all their bandwidth.

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Leo Arias (elopio) wrote :

Currently, they are displayed as Kilobits, so I think this bug is fixed.

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Fix Released
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dobey (dobey) wrote :

Leo, they are not currently displayed as kilobits. See bug #985484 where the display was wrong (and still is, in 12.04), saying kilobits, when the actual value is in kilobytes. That bug is fixed in nightlies and 12.10 though, where the control panel should be showing KB/s in the entry.

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: Fix Released → New
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thedanyes (thedanyes) wrote :

Yeah it's listed in KiB/s. I definitely think it should be in kb/s since network speeds are most often measured in bits per second rather than bytes.

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