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  1. Interesting that the concept is 'which computer' and not 'which connection' The labels are arbitrary, but it reflects a difference in mindset. When I was sysadmin at a dot com company, we had dual connections -- fiber into the building from Shaw Cable -- and a T1 connection from Telus. The company felt that internet was important enough that we had dual connections. We chose Telus as the backup company becuase they had their own fiber network throughout western Canada, so it it was unlikely that any glitch could take out both connections to head office in Seattle. If it did it meant l
  2. Ok. Where do I name my connection? I see that I can filter results depending on words like office home, etc, but I I don't see a place to actually set my connection and give it a name. Back for more coffee. Need to wake up.
  3. It would be nice if the graph had a proper time axis on it. This way if you are testing a satellite link with several tests back to back, followed by several hours of nothing, they would show up properly. It also allows you to pick out the best times to run large downloads. Big key feature however is so taht you can give the small claims court a printout showing how screwed up your ISP is at meeting the terms of your agreement. Yeah, I could do it myself in excel, but having the online version makes it easy to show a general trend, and gives it more credibility. Having ver
  4. Good point. But what I meant was that the package speed is associated with the connection name -- that way it doesn't have to be entered as an option when you submit results. Having a rate associated with a connection name would fill in the rate for a large number of backlogged tests. Under normal circumstances once you entered a speed you couldn't change it. If you changed plans, you create a new connection a new name. This way the history of the database would remain useful. Internally the database keeps connection names/speeds as username.connection_name, so it wont matter if bo
  5. Yet another idea for you: Ability to download test results as either an excel spread sheet, or a CSV file.
  6. I'd like a command line version of this. Otherwise I'll close the window by mistake, and then I won't get results, because it won't be running. Ideally I'd something like: testmynet -u {string} username (required) -c {string} connection name (required) -l {pathname} path/to/logfile -n {number} number of times to run -i {time unit } interval between runs. Interval is from the END of the previous run. -j {time unit} jitter. Random variation in when to run. -min {number} mininum data size -max {number} maximum data size -auto base size on history. -s serverna
  7. How about named connections? For most people this would be only ONE connection, but some people may also run this at work, or on remote servers, So, for example I run a bunch of tests, and my named connection is SGB-FooNet. When I set up a test, my named connections are available as a dropdown list or a radio button. When I create my named connection, one of the fields is for "Nominal package speed"
  8. It's really cool that you can filter test results by service provider, however it would be even more useful, if the nominal package speed was also listed. Would it be possible to add this info to new entries in the database? E.g. With explornet on the old Anik F2 you could get 500K 1M or 2M down, 1/4 of that up. If you want to compare promised vs delivered, you need to know which was promised. Or can you do this already, and I missed it.
  9. My understanding is that all satellite providers provide some form of burst mode, in addition to a FAP whack. It's actually a good policy. The first N megabytes come fairly fast, for me, the first 5 megs about 40-50 KB/s then it tapers off to about 20 some. Then after a longer period it will stabilize around 12 KB/s. This makes web pages reasonably spritely. For Youtube it sucks golf balls through a garden hose. I'm on xplornet (Anik F2) and for us, FAP cuts in around 25 MB/hour. Once it hits, you're dropped to something like 2xdialup speed for the remainder of that hour and al
  10. The second form should work. Try adding a -v or -vv and see if the diagnostics reveal anything. The first two thoughts: You set the new port, but didn't restart the daemon. Or your fingers lead their own life and xxxx in your command is NOT the new port on your server. Check using something like nmap or hping to see that ssh is running on the port you want. If it's not, then scan to see if ssh is running on another port. A third possibility is that ssh is set up to refuse root access (this is the default.) Can you login with password? e.g. ssh -p xxxx yourusern
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