Testing 1gbps bandwidth

Eric Wieling EWieling at nyigc.com
Tue Aug 14 10:17:40 CDT 2012


Is there a speedtest.net-like site you like?

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Hilliard [mailto:nick at foobar.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:09 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Testing 1gbps bandwidth

On 14/08/2012 15:43, valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> case trying to use one of the speedtest.net servers - we had a clear 
> 10G path out through like 3 AS's in a row, the bottleneck was 
> speedtest.net's server. :)

you'll have to forgive me for being the cynical type, but I gave up on Speedtest the day they reported 146Mbit/sec download over a link which was hard-wired to 100Mbit/sec full duplex, and later that day they reported 2Mbit from another nearby server to the same box.  I figured a stddev of 2 orders of magnitude wasn't going to give me figures accurate enough for my requirements.

But hey, this is the Internet: ymmv, ianal, lolwut, bbq.

Nick






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