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latency and response

 
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what is the difference between latency and response time?
 
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latency relates to network capacity or ping rate, response time is usually used to describe the time taken to make a request, process the request and receive a response.
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
what is the difference between latency and response time?


Hello Pradeep,
In a network, latency, a synonym for delay, is an expression of how much time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another. In some usages (for example, AT&T), latency is measured by sending a packet that is returned to the sender and the round-trip time is considered the latency.
The latency assumption seems to be that data should be transmitted instantly between one point and another (that is, with no delay at all).
IHTH.
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