[Bloat] DSLReports Speed Test has latency measurement built-in

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Sun Apr 19 14:30:06 EDT 2015

Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com> writes:

>> Why not? They can be a quite useful measure of how competing traffic
>> performs when bulk flows congest the link. Which for many
>> applications is more important then the latency experienced by the
>> bulk flow itself.
> One clear objection is that ICMP is often prioritised when UDP is not.
> So measuring with UDP gives a better indication in those cases.
> Measuring with a separate TCP flow, such as HTTPing, is better still
> by some measures, but most truly latency-sensitive traffic does use
> UDP.

Sure, well I tend to do both. Can't recall ever actually seeing any
performance difference between the UDP and ICMP latency measurements,


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