I have been measuring the throughput of file transfers from remote hosts and analysing the results, I understand about payload to overhead ratios, retransmission and other causational factors of throughput speeds.
I have downloaded a large amount of data from a remote server for testing purposes and also measured the RTT of ping packets to the server during transferrence of data.
However, the ping RTT times don't seem to be affected whilst I'm downloading. I'm not sure what this means, surely the ping RTTs would increase whilst downloading from their server? Can anyone offer some insight as to why the ping requests have consistently low RTTs regardless of whether a file is being transferred or not.
Many thanks in advance!