Speed test for internet.

Tim Chase blinux.list at thechases.com
Mon Mar 25 18:07:51 UTC 2013

On March 25, 2013, Andrews, David B (DEED) wrote:
> All the tests I have seen are web based, so the OS on the machine
> is not a consideration.

There are a number of them, but many require Flash to be installed,
and a GUI as well.  It's nice to have a way to test the speed even if
you don't have a GUI with Flash installed.  The youtube-dl plus
"iftop" pairing mean I can do a test even from my headless machines.
Alternatively, if you have a large file out there behind a fat
connection, you can just use "wget" which usually reports the download
speed as part of its output.


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