# How is the burst rate calculated?

 0 When you go to "Packet Lengths" in the Statistics menu, you get the following: My question is this: how are these values calculated? Are their formulas somewhere in the documentation, and if so, where? I'm especially interested in knowing how the "burst rate" is calculated. Another thing: is it possible to obtain this data through tshark? Thanks! asked 02 May '17, 08:12 workin221 11●2●2●4 accept rate: 0%

 0 Once @Amato-C and I had evaluated it for this question: https://ask.wireshark.org/questions/42545/what-data-does-burst-rate-and-burst-start-provide-in-statistics-packet-lengths answered 02 May '17, 08:26 Christian_R 1.8k●2●6●25 accept rate: 16% So, if I understand correctly, does this mean that the capture is divided and analyzed with a window of, say, 10ms, and the burst rate is the maximum number of packets sent in any such intervals? (02 May '17, 09:51) workin221 1 Yes that is true. (02 May '17, 09:57) Christian_R I see, thank you. Do you know if it's possible to obtain this information through tshark? I'm trying to write a python script that extracts this kind of information from a pcap file. I guess I can always do it "manually" though. (02 May '17, 10:08) workin221
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