At 6:23 PM +0100 18/4/2000, Justin Mason wrote:
>>I've written a Perl script which will allow us to do a rudimentary survey
>of Irish ISPs -- download it, run it and it will report PPP throughput
>rates back to the IIU server. It should work OK on both Windows and UNIX
>platforms (tested with Red Hat Linux but should be OK).
Don't mean to be critical -- I agree with what you're trying to do --
but a quite scan through the code seems to indicate that it neglects
factors such as modem speed and MTU/MRU settings. These can make a
HUGE difference to connection performance. Also, I'm not exactly sure
what the data will tell you that will be of use. If I log on and sit
idle for 30 mins, will it show a bad throughput?
Can you clarify?
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