FTP - Bandwidth

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Jun 16th, 2008


does anyone have the ftp instructions for when you want to prove a customer is getting the bandwidth they are paying for. Its been a while since I have done this and Im looking for the step by step on this procedure. For example, we all know speakeasy and all the third party tests are not suffice. Well there is a ftp thingy you can do that is very accurate. Anyone point me to instructions for that?

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foxbatreco Mon, 06/16/2008 - 04:21

For determining the bandwidth via FTP...there is no specific command to isolate b/w part. But if the rate of b/w ( upload & download) is to be ascertained thru the link, u can host an ftp server at your end (if u r acting as the provider) and ask him to upload & download file to this server from users source end.

This could be used by using ftp commands :: get 'filename" & put 'filename".

get and put r the commands and substitute filename with the actual name of the file intended for transfer.After the transfer is done...you can see speed of upload and download in KBytes.Multiply this figure by 8 and u get the throughput in Kbits/sec.

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