Command-line speed test?

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jul 3 20:14:33 UTC 2008

On 07/03/2008 11:51 AM, Robert Dailey wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently using Ubuntu Server and I wish to be able to test my
> upload/download internet bandwidth. On windows or any other OS with a GUI
> internet browser, I would normally do this by visiting
> However, since I am not using a desktop OS, is there a command-line
> alternative?
> One thought I had was maybe there's some command line program I can use to
> send a file to another server, and view the Kbps reading. Not sure if this
> would be a true measurement, though. Help is appreciated.

You might find something of use here:


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