Howdy all. I have a somewhat tenuous relation with our IT department. Basically because they think they are the only ones who know what happens inside a computer. It's an annoyance usually, but every once in a while, something comes up that makes me think they are complete buffoons/idiots. The most recent issue came up the other day when I was downloading a video file. I had the need to download a file that was 160 MB. We have a T1 line that is used for all of our communications/data transfer between plants as well as internet access. So I am in the process of DL'ing this file when the IT nazi's come calling saying that my one file has brought the network to its knees. I looked at them blankly and mentioned that it was just one file. They countered with the fact that it was 160 MB. Now, I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination when it comes to internet protocols ,networking and such. However, my BS meter was getting pegged now. I understand that everyone has a certain byte per second limit in their communications, but I think this is unrelated to their complaint. Does it make sense that one file can bring a T1 line "to its knees?" In my simplistic view it should be a function of how many different things are being done at any one time, not the size of the individual files being transferred. To me it seems like we should have been very close to the transfer limit and my file put it over the top. Is this how internet communications work when it comes to file transfers? Personally I think they are full of BS in blaming my one file download. However, I am open to learning what is really going on. So please, set me straight here! Thanks.