[ILUG] bandwidth test
treefrogster at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 14:52:10 GMT 2006
It gives me a good Idea any time I need to know If my IBB connection is
acting up or not. Nice and graphical so that simpletons like me can really
understand easy too.
On 18/02/06, Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie> wrote:
> | Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 14:43:14 +0530
> | From: "Anil Kamath" <kamath.anil at gmail.com>
> | *Hi *
> | **
> | *i am using a 256 kbps shared broadband line and using an ADSL router
> | connect thru PPoE*
> | *i used an online tool which gives me this reading the site to test
> is :
> | http://220.127.116.11/meter.php*
> | **
> actually, that's the site which does the test.
> the site to test — also known as the site under
> test or being testing — is yer own site.
> |[ ... ]
> | I* would like to know how does this tool test my connection bandwidth
> [ ... ]
> the page initially downloaded is of a known size,
> consisting mostly of a large(!) HTML <!-- comment -->
> filled with (binary) rubbish (and GPL-licensed!).
> the page also contains a short script which measures
> how long it takes to download in wall-clock time.
> from there, it's rather obvious what it should be
> doing (I didn't bother to check this final part).
> I presume other people on the list can tell you
> how to do this better, why it may not mean much
> of anything, and answer yer other questions.
> | incase i plan to use a dedicated one to one 256kbps line *
> | *How sure i am that the total bandwidth is dedicated to me *
> | **
> in yer case, it may just be counting the number of `*'s.
> is there any reason you start and end each line with `*'?
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