[ILUG] Re: Connection speed
Paul Mc Auley
paul at peema.org
Thu Sep 20 22:29:32 IST 2001
On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:40:27 +0100 Martin Feeney <martin at tuatha.org> wrote:
| On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:34:18 Brendan Halpin wrote:
| > How do I find out the speed at which I have connected? It doesn't
| > appear in the wvdial output, nor in /var/log/messages.
| If you can grok modem sounds, then just listen. If not, then add "debug"
| to your /etc/ppp/options and it should spit out much more detail. Look for
| lines saying CONNECT or CARRIER.
Which raises a sort of interesting question:
If I get "CONNECT 115200", is that the rate negotiated between -
a) My machine and its modem
b) My modem and the ISPs modem
c) Some notional figure I might as well ignore
I can observe the actual download rate using pload. I can tweak it slightly
by using the bsdcomp and/or deflate options, but is there any reliable way
to determine the connect rate?
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