Speed test for internet.

Andrews, David B (DEED) david.b.andrews at state.mn.us
Mon Mar 25 17:52:06 UTC 2013

All the tests I have seen are web based, so the OS on the machine is not a consideration.  Just Google for some combination of speed test internet download upload etc.


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From: blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Tim Chase
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:45 PM
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Subject: Re: Speed test for internet.

On March 25, 2013, Anders Holmberg wrote:
> What program do you use for testing the internet speed on a linux 
> machine? I guess there are a bunch  of programs out there.

I'm sure there's a better way, but I usually use "youtube-dl" to download a video from YouTube in one shell, while using "iftop" to watch the network I/O usage.  As long as all the other devices on my network are quiet and not hogging bandwidth, I've found it to be a pretty accurate measure of my network speed.


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