Subject Firebird with satellite connexion...
Author Jonathan Neve

We are about to get a satellite connexion here (because we can't get
ADSL). I just have one concern : satellite connexions involve a slight
delay when establishing the connection, but once it's established, it
can go very fast (2MB / 512 KB). Therefore, it's perfectly suitable for
transferring files, or other such operations that basically constitute a
continuous stream of data. However, the performance is (apparantly) not
terrific for such things as web surfing, because of this initial delay.
So my question is, how does FireBird work? Does it send a little bit of
data, and then wait to get a response before sending more, or does it
send big chunks of data?


Jonathan Neve.