Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements

Lorell Hathcock lorell at hathcock.org
Tue Nov 10 13:35:36 UTC 2015

Good question.

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From: christopher.morrow at gmail.com [mailto:christopher.morrow at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Morrow
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 11:26 PM
To: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>
Cc: Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org>; NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements

imagine lorell has a userbase on his ISP service of lots of 100mbps or 1gbps customers.
Imagine some percentage of them want to test their network speeds.
Imagine enough of them are trying at peak times that 1gbps to the 'speed test server' is not enough bandwidth.

Perhaps he could instead run 10 servers or a 10g loadbalancer and 10 1g boxes behind that loadbalancer?

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 4:00 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:27:20 -0600, "Lorell Hathcock" said:
>> I want a server that is capable of handlilng a speedtest up to 10Gbps.
> Do you have (or are planning to have) a clear 10G path to enough 
> systems that want to use speedtest specifically to make it worthwhile?  
> We have a lot of gear reachable at high speeds, but the admins of 
> those servers usually care more about iperf and similar than speedtest.....

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