Favorite Speed Test Systems

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Mon Dec 5 18:48:32 UTC 2016


A lot of people can't differentiate between what the test is testing, a bad test and connectivity issues producing bad results on an otherwise good test. 

I'd say that most of the time, it's the last category. 




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Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

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From: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net> 
Cc: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 12:42:56 PM 
Subject: Re: Favorite Speed Test Systems 

Right, it's mostly ISPs that don't understand the BGP world or how speedtests work. I think, you, Paul and myself were the only ones participating that really knew. 




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Mike Hammett 
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The Brothers WISP 

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From: "Josh Reynolds" <josh at kyneticwifi.com> 
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net> 
Cc: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:28:22 AM 
Subject: Re: Favorite Speed Test Systems 


There was an afmug thread about this exact issue several months ago. 


On Dec 5, 2016 9:57 AM, "Mike Hammett" < nanog at ics-il.net > wrote: 


Ah, this is the first I've heard of slow fast.com performance with someone actually connected to them. Usually it's an ISP that's a few AS hops away from Netflix. 




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Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

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The Brothers WISP 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Josh Reynolds" < josh at kyneticwifi.com > 
To: "Steven Miano" < mianosm at gmail.com > 
Cc: "NANOG" < nanog at nanog.org > 
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 9:51:30 AM 
Subject: Re: Favorite Speed Test Systems 

A lot of people have crappy performance to those. For example, from a 10G 
server to fast.com I was pulling around 9Mbps up/down. 1 hop away from a 
Netflix open connect appliance. 

On Dec 5, 2016 9:49 AM, "Steven Miano" < mianosm at gmail.com > wrote: 

> fast.com is a dead fast/simple download result page. 
> 
> ...also with a huge customer base - it is often closer to 
> speedtest.<ISP>.net|com than some of those others. 
> 
> There is also a speedtest-cli available on Linux/MacOS (via Brew). 
> 
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Graham Johnston < johnstong at westmancom.com > 
> wrote: 
> 
> > For many years we have had a local instance of the Ookla speedtest.net 
> on 
> > our network, and while it is pretty good some other tests seem include 
> more 
> > detailed results. 
> > 
> > I am aware of the following speedtest systems that an operator can likely 
> > have a local instance of: 
> > 
> > * Speedtest.net 
> > 
> > * Sourceforge.net/speedtest 
> > 
> > * Dslreports.com/speedtest 
> > 
> > Are there others? What is your preferred one and why? 
> > 
> > Thanks, 
> > Graham 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Miano, Steven M. 
> http://stevenmiano.com 
> 







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