Subject: Re: TCP/IP tuning
To: Thomas Miller <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2004 18:34:10
On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 01:17:32PM -0500, Thomas Miller wrote:
> "John R. Shannon" <> wrote:
> > The best "speed test" will be an FTP site provided by your ISP. Because of 
> > intermediate nodes along the network path you  will probably never see your 
> > full link speed - even if the end point is a very fust, unloaded server.
> Maybe their ftp site is throttled too.  
> Is there any way I can tell (besides ask)?

Or maybe the site you think is your ISP is actually run by an entirely
different company.  Or more likey the ADSL service is contracted out.

In any case I suspect you'll only see the benefit of the additional
bandwidth if you have multiple concurrent connections.

The MAY have given you a lower contention ratio - but you are probably
in with a load of high-bandwidth users....


David Laight: