Re: Ascend-Xmit-Rate dictionary entry

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 13:05:08 -0500

> From:
> Checkingthe dictionary v29.47 of Ascend, there is
> the following entry:
> ATTRIBUTE Ascend-Xmit-Rate 255 integer
> It could be use to monitor the speed of 56K dial-up connections.
> (they are asimetric, so Ascend-Data-Rate is not enough)
> I tried to add it to the database (Radattributes table, and calls
> table withou the '-'), but the MAX 4060 seems not to send it.
> The software version is 5.0ap33
> Does some one has implemented this solution?

Ascend-Xmit-Rate = the dial-in user's downloading speed at the time
the connection was established.
Ascend-Data-Rate = the dial-in user's UPloading speed at the time
the connection was established.

Only Maxes that have software version 5.0Ai13 (possibly earlier) or 5.0Ai28
support the "Ascend-Xmit-Rate" output in the STOP record. All versions
already output "Ascend-Data-Rate".
Maxes with patches (e.g. 5.0Ap33) don't support Ascend-Xmit-Rate,
Ascend-Modem-Slot-No, and Ascend-Modem-Port-No.

Remember that with V.34 and 56k, speeds may fluctuate throughout the call
depending on line conditions. If you want to see all the detailed info,
you'll have to watch the person disconnect and catch the modem info a
second or two later (none of which is logged).