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Old 07-30-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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How to test bandwidth given to a squid server

Hi all,

We have a Proxy server running squid 2.6stable11. It is given a 8Mbps line. How to check if we are indeed getting 8Mbps speed through squid server. Is there any tool which can be useful to test bandwidth ?

Why I am having this question because, whenever we download anything we get at most 1.8 Mbps to 2 Mbps download speed. It doesnt go beyond that. And our service provider is assuring us that they have really given us 8 Mbps bandwidth.

Kindly suggest.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:56 PM   #3
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Even it is showing the speed around 1Mbps. And I am testing it when there are no users using this proxy.

According to our ISP, we were told that in order to test bandwidth upto its limit (10Mbps) we have to start multiple simultaneous downloads and calculate the speed of the bandwidth. (By getting sum of all the download speed). But it is still a tedious job. Is there any application that automatically launches multiple downloads and calculate the bandwidth?

Please help!


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