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Checking the Internet Connection Speed

How does one check the current internet speed(upstream and downstream) on a linux machine. I am using SuSE linux 9.0

My ifconfig shows:
on eth0 :  RX bytes:1602963609 (1528.7 Mb)  TX bytes:143299189 (136.6 Mb)
on eth1 : RX bytes:589621236 (562.3 Mb)  TX bytes:794656888 (757.8 Mb)
lo : RX bytes:4560 (4.4 Kb)  TX bytes:4560 (4.4 Kb)

Just wondering if the speed can be calculated from this.



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sandeep_th
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sandeep_th
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marxyCommented:
From this - not.

Use this utility that calculates real speed of the connection
between two IP interfaces.
http://www.freenix.fr/freenix/logiciels/bing.html
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JammyPakCommented:
try going to http://mycooltools.com and use their speed test...it tests upload and download speed

it will at least give you an idea, but the speed will always depend on what you're connecting to
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sandeep_thAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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