Testing 1gbps bandwidth

Nick Olsen nick at flhsi.com
Tue Aug 14 19:43:48 UTC 2012

Agreed. We actually started hosting our own speedtest.net server in order 
to get some more consistent results. Still nothing like iperf. But a decent 
"Quick and dirty" type of test.

Nick Olsen
Network Operations (855) FLSPEED  x106

 From: "Nick Hilliard" <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 
> 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

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


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