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Performing a Speed Test on Linux Server over SSH

Posted on 12/19/2014 at 10:18 am by Kevin Wentworth
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There have been many times when I've wanted to find out the speed of a server's connection.  Running a ping from your workstation to the server accomplishes nothing when you need to determine the speed of your server's connection to the outside world.  I came across a post with the perfect recommendation.

Use CURL and download a large file

Using the command below, will download a 500mb file from a Speedtest server:

curl -o /dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip

Cheers,
-Kevin Wentworth

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