Gigabit speed test anybody?

Rick Ernst ernst at
Wed Mar 25 19:42:53 UTC 2009

Yup.  I use iperf for point-to-point testing, but this is an access
connection which is why I'm looking more for some kind of test host on
Level3 in Seattle rather than a "speed test" site per se.


On Wed, March 25, 2009 12:35, Bill Blackford wrote:
> Rick. The speedtests are only as good as the hosts they're hosted on and
> the path by which you reach them.
> I use iperf on each end of a link that I'm turning up. I put Linux hosts
> at both endpoints, but I believe iperf comes in a windows flavor too.
> -b
> ________________________________________
> From: Rick Ernst [ernst at]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:05 AM
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> Subject: Gigabit speed test anybody?
> Resent from my subscribed address. Hopefully this isn't a dupe to anybody.
> ---------------------------------------
> I'm working on turning up our first GigE connection (400mbs CIR) and the
> various online speedtests I'm aware of choke after about 100Mbs or so.
> Does anybody know of testing sites that can handle higher bandwidth, or
> have an ftp host or similar to test against?
> I'm connected to Level3, backhauled to Seattle, WA.
> Thanks,
> Rick

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