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Re: [tor-talk] Accuracy of speed tests over Tor
On 07/05/2016 06:51 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> On 7/5/16, gdfg dfgf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> how accurate are this results?
> Be sure whatever tool you're using is not in fact bypassing tor.
> Browsers are often a quick hack, better standalone tools exist
> for more accurate / in depth analysis.
Speedtest.net uses Adobe Flashplayer to run its test so i am not sure
how you got TorBrowser to run it. Their beta speed test might work.
Bandwidthplace.com has an HTML5 speed tester that seems to go via Tor.
It works after you temporarily allow all on the site in NoScript, and
say no to the canvas prompt.
> Beware poor use of terms "ping" is specific (icmp over ip)
> yet tor unfortunately only supports tcp, so if via tor, whatever
> they're testing there it's not "ping". Though at least they use
> "Mbps" consistent with network contexts, instead of MBps.
Don't know how bandwidthplace does their "ping" test either.
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