SalmanAhmed

CompID Creation

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Is it possible to create custom CompID for my various testing points? Or is there a way to pull the "tid" from cookies or some other method?

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Hi there,

 

Great site. I'm running some remote tests on clients in the background. I.E. no one sees that i'm conducting the test. I'm able to get the test run in the background, pull the "CompID" and then query against http://testmy.net/compID/1123475713 and pull in results. My issue is that my remote clients often get the same CompID and i'm note sure which test belongs to which client. Is there a way to set the clientname before hand? remotely? through console? The goal is zero interaction with user.

 

Great site again. Love your work.

 

Thanks,

 

Salman

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1 minute ago, SalmanAhmed said:

Hi there,

 

Great site. I'm running some remote tests on clients in the background. I.E. no one sees that i'm conducting the test. I'm able to get the test run in the background, pull the "CompID" and then query against http://testmy.net/compID/1123475713 and pull in results. My issue is that my remote clients often get the same CompID and i'm note sure which test belongs to which client. Is there a way to set the clientname before hand? remotely? through console? The goal is zero interaction with user.

 

Great site again. Love your work.

 

Thanks,

 

Salman

 

Now that you have a username, since you signed up, your results will be saved under your username.  http://testmy.net/quickstats/SalmanAhmed

 

Users on ISPs who share IP's, frequently change user IPs or connect users through proxies can benefit from a quick registration like you just did. :)

 

Thank you for the kind words.  I hope this helps and hope you tell your friends.

 

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Anyway to setup a registration silently? From CLI? Perhaps an API of sorts that says, "Hey, i'm this guy" "i'm testing" "here are my results" without any interaction from the endpoint?

 

For e.g. I ran a bunch of tests from various locations and the results are here: http://testmy.net/compID/11134460642 but my issue is, each of those results were from a different location and I have no idea where they came from. Is there an IP source field available? i.e. the rest ran from this public IP.

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You can use identifiers.  Next time, give each of the machines a different identifier.

 

You'll see this option on the homepage or on the download, upload or auto speed test pages.

 

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You'll then be able to determine which is which in the results at a glance. (notice the little icon next to the "Dallas" star - can be moused over for more details)

 

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If you wanted to group together results from a bunch of different CompID's you can create a group and have the participants join the group before they test.

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:)

 

I'm not doing a good job explaining my shenanigans. Some backstory. I manage PCs in different locations around the world. I'm interested in seeing what kind of speeds they are getting through their broadband connectors.

 

To do this, I use your fabulous site, and run a silent command from the console (powershell script run as scheduled task through system), that starts up firefox against the site, and kicks off the test automatically with zero interaction or visibility from the end computer. It just logs the results to a text file that I look up later.

 

The issue i'm facing is, when I tell 5 pcs at totally different sites to test right now, they all go do their thing, but they each get the same CompID (bc they're AT&T) and the results back up here are not granular enough for me to know which test pertained for which location.

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Okay, so in your case you're not able to select an identifier.

 

I'm wondering why all of these come up with the same CompID.  If that's true, they should all have the same public IP.  You can reverse query and get the CompID from the IP address using IP Tools.  So do they all have the same IP or is it possible that you're only pulling stats on one of these connections?

 

 

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Oh man, you nailed it. We have an internal web filtering server and all traffic from our sites route through that. I bet that's why so many of the compid's are the same.

 

Here's the official request then: API that accepts a custom site identifier we can set in the rest call. :) 

 

And while you're at it. Charge people money for an enterprise solution...

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