What is Network time (wire time and server time) and how is it calculated?

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Network Time is the time spent by the transaction between the Client and the Server. It includes the time for the request's network travel duration, the server's duration to fulfill the request and the response travel duration. It can be further broken down into the sum of wire time and server time. Wire time is the product of the total number of packets that are sent from the Client to the Server and the time taken to send one packet. The time taken to send one packet is obtained by doing a 'ping' from the Client to the Server. The number of packets is obtained by monitoring the process. Server time is calculated by subtracting wire time from total network time.