Bandwidth Measurement Manually


Bandwidth Measurement Manually. It seems the command line "scp" can we use to check the real bandwidth. For example, I will measure the bandwidth from my place to Internet Exchange. At my place, I use a computer "ppin-msmunir2". At Internet Exchange, I use a computer with the IP Address This is the result after running the command "scp" or Secure Copy.

Code :

msmunir@ppin-msmunir2:~ # scp VirtualBox-2.1.2_41885_fedora9-1.i386.rpm
msmunir@'s password:
VirtualBox-2.1.2_41885_fedora9-1.i386.rpm 100% 15MB 25.4KB/s 10:00
msmunir@ppin-msmunir2:~ #

Note :

VirtualBox-2.1.2_41885_fedora9-1.i386.rpm = file that will be send
msmunir@ = my account at remote computer and plus with location where the file will be places.

You see, a file with size of 15 MB be transfered with rate 25.4 KB/s and need time for 10 minutes. If we converte, 25.4 KB/s is equal to 203.2 Kb/s. Therefore, the bandwitdh beetwen my place to Internet Exchange is 25.4 KB/s or 203.2 Kb/s.