Gigabit speed test anybody?

Paul Kelly :: Blacknight paul at
Wed Mar 25 20:03:33 UTC 2009

Hi Rick,

Try an anon ftp or http download from The cluster that serves for has multiple machines with at least single or bonded 10GE interfaces into HEAnet's backbone and then minimum of 10GE on two carriers to the general internet.

Should give you a pretty good speed test. I can max out our GigE links using them for testing.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Ernst [mailto:ernst at]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:05 PM
> To: nanog at
> 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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