The link: Network Speed test using iperf
does provide useful information for members within this thread. I see no violation since email@example.com
post provides helpful information to LQ members that wish to verify the speed of connection within this thread or for that matter anyone who reaches this thread.
As to iperf;
excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iperf
Iperf is a commonly used network testing tool that can create TCP and UDP data streams and measure the throughput of a network that is carrying them. Iperf is a tool for network performance measurement written in C++. Iperf was developed by the Distributed Applications Support Team (DAST) at the National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR).
Iperf allows the user to set various parameters that can be used for testing a network, or alternately for optimizing or tuning a network. Iperf has a client and server functionality, and can measure the throughput between the two ends, either unidirectionally or bi-directionally. It is open source software and runs on various platforms including Linux, Unix and Windows.
Typical Iperf output contains a timestamped report of the amount of data transferred and the throughput measured.
- UDP: When used for testing UDP capacity, Iperf allows the user to specify the datagram size and provides results for the datagram throughput and the packet loss.
- TCP: When used for testing TCP capacity, Iperf measures the throughput of the payload. One thing to note is that Iperf uses 1024*1024 for megabytes and 1000*1000 for megabits.
Iperf is significant as it is a cross-platform tool that can be run over any network and output standardized performance measurements. Thus it can be used for comparison of wired and wireless networking equipment and technologies in an unbiased way. Since it is also open source, the measurement methodology can be scrutinized by the user as well.
I see no issue with directing a member to a utility;
excerpt from http://iperf.sourceforge.net/
Iperf Iperf was developed by NLANR/DAST as a modern alternative for measuring maximum TCP and UDP bandwidth performance. Iperf allows the tuning of various parameters and UDP characteristics. Iperf reports bandwidth, delay jitter, datagram loss.
The original thread is about 11 months old, thread resurrection by firstname.lastname@example.org
and providing useful information(constructive) is not a violation.
As to a spam violation, providing a informative link is not a violation. The linked site is not a commercial venue but a site to help others via compiled information;
excerpt from http://www.slashroot.in/about-us
Slashroot.in is a technical Blog site platform for howtos, documentation, tutorials and articles. We will be concentrating more on topics related to Linux. However we will also be including topics relevant to other platforms from time to time. The content we publish here in slashroot.in is our notes and observations on a topic of interest, which might prove useful to others. We will be very much delighted to accept modification or correction requests through our comment section, which will improve ours and other's grasp over the topic.
As a member, I reference sites of this sort all the time to LQ members in hope of helping to solve their issue/query. I know of other members who do the same.
Hope this helps to clarify things a bit!