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

David Lang david at lang.hm
Tue Apr 21 10:28:45 EDT 2015

On Tue, 21 Apr 2015, David Lang wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Apr 2015, David Lang wrote:
>>> I suspect you guys are going to say the server should be left with a large
>>> max receive window.. and let people complain to find out what their issue
>>> is.
>> what is your customer base? how important is it to provide faster service 
>> to teh fiber users? Are they transferring ISO images so the difference is 
>> significant to them? or are they downloading web pages where it's the 
>> difference between a half second and a quarter second? remember that you 
>> are seeing this on the upload side.
>> in the long run, fixing the problem at the client side is the best thing to 
>> do, but in the meantime, you sometimes have to work around broken customer 
>> stuff.
> for the speedtest servers, it should be set large, the purpose is to test the 
> quality of the customer stuff, so you don't want to do anything on your end 
> that papers over the problem, only to have the customer think things are good 
> and experience problems when connecting to another server that doesn't 
> implement work-arounds.

Just after hitting send it occured to me that it may be the right thing to have 
the server that's being hit by the test play with these settings. If the user 
works well at lower settings, but has problems at higher settings, the point 
where they start having problems may be useful to know.

David Lang
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