[Scottish] Network speed testing

Allan Whiteford scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Jan 17 15:40:01 2003

Colin McKinnon wrote:
> Allan Whiteford wrote:
> >ftp a big file and sit with a stopwatch.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Allan
> >
> >
> Experience suggests that this is not such a bad idea. Both FTP and SMB
> transfers seem to have relatively low overhead. For the best possible
> result, try with lots of different sizes and extrapolate a little. (you
> can't beat a good bit of extraploation for justifying your results).

Just be careful not to take it too far.


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