How can I provide the FTP transmission speed between two computers

I would like to test the connection speed from one Linux machine and windows machine
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Peter HartCommented:
write a script to :

print the  time
down load a file of a known sze
print the time
print filesize/(endtime-starttime)

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Here's an example from command line on(note of the size,time and speed of transfer is given in last line)
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\macnuttin>cd..

C:\Documents and Settings>cd..

ftp> open
Connected to
220 THOR FTP Server (Version 4.2) Ready.
User ( rob
331 Username ROB requires a Password
230 User logged in.
ftp> cd titan$dkc0:[sysmgr.fscl.emp]
250 CWD command succesful.
ftp> get effort4a.dat
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for effort4a.dat (,4654)
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 53566 bytes received in 0.03Seconds 1727.94Kbytes/sec.
If you want to test speed from linux, then use

wget --ftp-user=username --ftp-password=password ftp://windowsseverip/path/to/file

wget will give you transfer speed among other info.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
curl can get you the running ftp speed too

it's multiplatform too.

If what your after is speed testing then NETIO is your tool. (Unix/VMS/Windows are supported platforms)
It can test TCP/UDP performance as well as netbios and it tests with variying packet sizes.
and bidirectional...
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