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Re: Internet Connection Speed Test

On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, Mike McCarty wrote:

> > e.g. www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ , but I need to test from a terminal as I

download the kernel files from kernel.org

wget http://www.kernel.org/your-favorite-kernel.bz2

or use scp 

both tellls you how fast you are .. if you know the size of the
files and how long it takes .. down the miliseconds

	- do it again, and you will probably get a completely 
	different answer

- another dumb test is to use 
	traceroute your-favorite-site.foreign-country.com

- you speed will vary depending on where you need to go
  and which isp/tier-2/tier-1 routers you went thru

c ya

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