Short: Bing, bandwidth measurment tool for internet connections
Author: Pierre Beyssac
Uploader: Jörgen Johansson
Type: comm/tcp
Requires: ixemul.library
Architecture: m68k-amigaos
Uploaded this archive first time in August 2000 but somehow it got
replaced so here it is again.
2002-10-17
From the original readme:
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Bing is a point-to-point bandwidth measurement tool (hence the
'b'), based on ping.
Bing determines the real (raw, as opposed to available or average)
throughput on a link by measuring ICMP echo requests roundtrip times
for different packet sizes for each end of the link.
Suppose we are on host A and want to know the throughput between
L1 and L2, two extremities of a point-to-point link.
A ----( the Internet )--- L1 --- L2
If we know the rtt (roundtrip time) between A and L1, and the rtt
between A and L2, we can deduce the rtt between L1 and L2.
If we do that for two different packet sizes, we can compute the
raw capacity (bps) of the link.
Note that bing can also be used to have an idea of ethernet cards
performance.
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