Thanks for your help for the bandwidth survey. Here are the URLs of files found in USA and in Europe:
1kb USA = https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/1k
1kb Europe = http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/1k
10kb USA = https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/10k
10kb Europe = http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/10k
100kb USA = https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/100k
100kb Europe = http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/100k
1000kb USA = https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/1000k
1000kb Europe = http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/1000k
I would like you to time the download of each in the morning (around 8:30), in the afternoon (around 16:30) and during the night (around 22:30). This will give 3 x 8 = 24 times every day. Please note that the times are only indicative. You are free to start a big earlier or later. I don’t think this will have a big impact on the results. As I mentioned, it would be great to do this from Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July.
(Personally I intend to use “time wget URL” to time the download as this gives millisecond accuracy which is useful for the small files i.e. 1k and 10k. Windows users should use something equivalent, a download manager perhaps?)
Please send me the results as soon as you get the 22:30 results as I would like to start analyzing them as from day one. Don’t forget to tell me what kind of Internet connection you have…
Here is a small shell script to automate the downloads:
time wget https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/1k
time wget http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/1k
time wget https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/10k
time wget http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/10k
time wget https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/100k
time wget http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/100k
time wget https://www.noulakaz.net/avinash/resources/bandwidth/1000k
time wget http://avinashmeetoo.ifrance.com/1000k
I know it’s a lot of work. Thanks a lot for your help. The more people we get participating in this survey, the better the results will be!
I’ll be using Wget for Windows available here: http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/
I won’t be able to time in the morning unfortunately. I’ll time around 18h and 20h only on a 512K ADSL. Sorry for inconvenience…
hey ,those files doesnt support dwnldmanager?
Ketwaroo D. Yaasir says
ifrance isn’t very reliable if you want to time bandwidth from europe. They tend to oversell their webspace (even though it’s free!)
the TTL will probably kill you on this one.
but I may be wrong…
Don’t worry about not being able to do the test in the morning. Just send me your results.
Those are normal files with random contents. You should be able to download them with any download manager.
I’ve done some tests and, in fact, I generally download faster from France than from the US. Remember that both noulakaz and ifrance are on shared (i.e. non-dedicated) servers…
I experienced the same problem as Anascrash with DL managers. That’s why I’m using Wget. The other download managers were not able to download. Downloads just stayed fixed. Wget is good. I get average speed and time taken after each download.
Now, a question. How do we submit the data? Everything at one go on 8th? Or day-by-day?
Ok. For the results, it would be great if you could submit yours on a daily basis.
i cant download bandwidth pls?