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Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test

I guess the Speedtest servers near metro areas do probably get pretty beat up. Has anyone paid the Ookla ransom for their own public server? I'd be really curious to see what they peak at.

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-------- Original message --------
From: Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us>
Date: 04/03/2013 6:36 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Speedtest Results speedtest.net vs Mikrotik bandwidth test

On 4/3/13 6:25 PM, Warren Bailey wrote:
> I'm shocked Ookla hasn't been eaten by some major ISP. Speed tests are
> the root of most complaints. Your link is congested (oversubed) and you
> then attempt to completely saturate your bandwidth to tell your provider
> what a suck job they are doing. I can't imagine wireless isps or those
> with limited  bandwidth haven't black holed those kind of performance
> tools. My world (satellite) is plagued by people who are speed testing
> very narrow band connections and expecting 15mbps down. They don't
> realize Speedtest is not an accurate representation of your connection
> as you cannot influence your bandwidth upstream. Ds3 from you to your
> 56k modem type of scenario comes to mind. It may *not* be your provider
> who is responsible for your issues (some people Speedtest just to call
> their provider to complain for service credits etc).

In my case I know the gig connection between me and that transit is
nowhere near saturated and works OK, so I have to assume the server
they're hosting speedtest.net on is either constantly hosed or uses a
10Base-T interface, possibly token ring.