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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 716646 13-Nov-2012 19:38 Send private message

Lorenceo:
mercutio: speedtest.net uses unique requests for each "random image" that it uses to download, and so even if things force-cache the content, it'll just take up lots of cache space.

so you'll have a request like: 

http://speed.snap.net.nz/speedtest/random1500x1500.jpg?

then a random number after the ? .. you can request the image yourself and see it just looks like random pixels.

but with the http download, you should be able to accomplish the same thing with that 100mb speed test in fremont (california) by appending ?129321039812903812 or some other random number to it, and increment it every time you do a new test.

I just tried this, with a bunch of different number strings. The MD5 of the files that it downloads are the same, and they all came in at line speed. Even when supposedly coming from Africa.


curious.  i wonder if there's somethign special on random1500x1500.jpg

anyway, that's one of the reasons i say it's good to test on port 24 :)

one solution is actually have completely random data...

[code]
# curl http://199.193.250.229/stupidtest.php | md5sum
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 31.2M 0 31.2M 0 0 2101k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:15 --:--:-- 2178k
fa7b71d4aa8f112b49663c759667ea3d -


# curl http://199.193.250.229:24/stupidtest.php | md5sum
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 31.2M 0 31.2M 0 0 2531k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:12 --:--:-- 2606k
68da8e55a543d950389c8ff24d991810 -


# curl http://"\[2605:f700:80:1::c27:87f5\]"/stupidtest.php | md5sum
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 31.2M 0 31.2M 0 0 2291k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:13 --:--:-- 2436k
477bce13c23241c021ad211df83ea338 -

# curl http://"\[2605:f700:80:1::c27:87f5\]:24"/stupidtest.php | md5sum
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 31.2M 0 31.2M 0 0 3674k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:08 --:--:-- 3288k
3814d5a8c34e3ab14ee72f169903ea0d -

[/code]

so if you ever get the same md5 two times in a row something is seriously screwed.

i wonder if the transparent proxy screws with ipv6 too.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 716671 13-Nov-2012 20:19 Send private message

It doesn't seem to.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 716672 13-Nov-2012 20:23 Send private message

Lorenceo: It doesn't seem to.


you can check with: 

traceroute6 -T www.kame.net



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  Reply # 716674 13-Nov-2012 20:32 Send private message

Invalid option. Perhaps we shouldn't pull this thread off topic, also?



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Master Geek


  Reply # 716749 14-Nov-2012 02:27

sbiddle: I'd still really love somebody who's experiencing slow speeds and has the technical knowledge to run some tests using the high priority CIR on their connection rather than just their EIR.

I'm just curious if the connection is actually meeting the specs for the UFB product which is only around the CIR, not the EIR which at the end of the day is all best effort traffic and congestion could be occuring at many points along the way.

Well Tim (quakeguy) contacted me and I've agreed to be a Guinea pig. Snap is going to send up some hardware and is going to be placed between the ONT and my network. Tim is going to run tests and hopefully get all the info he needs.

_b Snap for trying to get to the bottom of this.

*cough* Snap, you know you want to put me on 100/50MB plan while you carry out the tests :p

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  Reply # 720175 20-Nov-2012 15:56 Send private message

Any updates here sneakerpimps?

Will be moving into house with UFB available in new year and keen to ensure im not going to be disappointed.

Cheers





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  Reply # 720176 20-Nov-2012 15:58 Send private message

I've got UFB going in on Monday so will be able to compare to my DSL connection then.






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Master Geek


  Reply # 720569 21-Nov-2012 09:33

No actually, I haven't heard or seen anything...

But if I were to base my experience of UFB with Snap, I would say it's not as cracked up as it's made out to be. I don't know if it's because of the ISP, or if this is a general UFB issue.

National speed is great as it can max out my connection. International however is appalling. In fact, as we speak, I'm downloading a Steam game via a CDN server at Arizona US, fluctuating between 7KB/s and bursting up to 120KB/s. Obviously I can try to change servers, but you get the point.

http://images.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/f22fd3b394c7ce4f8151f9e4d6de78ba.jpg

That 1.6MB peak was in the beginning of the download, supposedly from TelstraClear content server. It was short lived....Actually speaking of Steam, I have never really been able to get more than 2MB/s. Even on any NZ server, including Snap.

Sometimes if things are cached the download speed is excellent. However I'm almost always disappointed with international speeds. Especially for simple single threaded downloads.

Though I can't complain about the the unlimited 1am - 7am downloads. Multi-threaded downloads usually gets around 1 - 1.6MB/sec.

So it's a mixed bag, in short, speeds are inconsistent. No where near as consistent as my previous Xtra DSL. I am curious to see what Telecom will bring for UFB.

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  Reply # 720593 21-Nov-2012 09:58 Send private message

When will telecom bring their offering to market?

I am rabidly anti telecom but if the service is better.........





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Master Geek


  Reply # 720602 21-Nov-2012 10:10

Early next year I believe.

In my experience Telecom has almost always provided a better service, in terms of the quality of speed for their DSL. I'm sure many would speak the same as well.

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  Reply # 720606 21-Nov-2012 10:13 Send private message

Totally agree. I switched from Snap to Telecom ADSL back in 2009 because of the same International speed issue as you're having now. Telecom still give consistent 1.5MB/s to the US.




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  Reply # 720609 21-Nov-2012 10:15 Send private message

hads: Totally agree. I switched from Snap to Telecom ADSL back in 2009 because of the same International speed issue as you're having now. Telecom still give consistent 1.5MB/s to the US.


That was kind of around BUBA times I think, where Telecom had seperate systems to everyone else.  I think this issue is unrelated.  But could be similar in behaviour.

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  Reply # 722570 25-Nov-2012 15:23 Send private message

Any updates OP?





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Master Geek


  Reply # 722787 25-Nov-2012 23:40

Nope. And Christmas is coming!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723093 26-Nov-2012 14:42 Send private message

Not really good enough to be honest is it!

Personally might just wait for Telecom to bring their UFB offering to market with what I have heard about Snap and Orcons - a very mixed bag it appears





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