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ftp site for checking download speeds

Checking my usual ftp site for download speeds I don't believe the results .
Can anyone recommend a site for a further check
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pd
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

Try downloading a podcast from the BBC, Jim.
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

That doesn't come under the ftp throttling rules so it is no help - sorry
dusty_bin
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

I don't know which site you normally use, but: ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/test/ might suit?
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

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Those results almost exactly match the throttling but the other site, although FTP and shown as such in wireshark comes down at full speed.
Most odd - and I am not going to say which it is otherwise some rotten person will probably fix it.  Lips are sealed
dusty_bin
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

Quote from: Oldjim
[...] and I am not going to say which it is otherwise some rotten person will probably fix it.  Lips are sealed

Such little faith in humanity...
I was trying to remember another site with larger download files as the Demon folder predates BB so most of the files are pretty small - but I just found this one with Google: ftp://ftp.speedchecker.org/
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

Same result from there - about 32kB/s
James
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

You could try
ftp.adobe.com
ftp.borland.com
ftp.cdrom.com
ftp.simtel.com
ftp.zdnet.com
ftp.dell.com
ftp.intel.com
wuarchive.wustl.edu
ftp.idsoftware.com
ftp.microsoft.com
Thats a mix of all sorts but they should all have good speeds
Pancho
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

I like this one http://www.speedtest.net/ as you can choose various places in the world to test from.
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

That isn't an ftp site
Pancho
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

Ok, so it's not an FTP site. Please advise how that matters. I thought the speed of the internet at any given time was down to the slowest section of the link while an FTP link may be a direct link - is that right? What is it that you are really testing with a link to an FTP site? Something else I don't know.
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

There are different rate limits applied to different traffic types depending on time of day and which package you are on.
Therefore a speedtest for browsing will give different results to an FTP download.

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pierre_pierre
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Re: ftp site for checking download speeds

and also FTP to Plusnet sites are at a different rate to others