Opened 2 months ago

Closed 3 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#2321 closed enhancement (fixed)

Bandwidth detection

Reported by: zab Owned by: zzz
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.9.38
Component: router/transport Version: 0.9.36
Keywords: Cc:
Parent Tickets: #1473


BiglyBT performs an Internet speed test upon installation and based on the results sets the upload and download speed limits. Something similar can be done with I2P.


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by zzz

  • Component changed from router/general to router/transport
  • Owner set to zzz

more notes:
test request, response, and challenge are all bencoded
server or servers is hosted on AWS
"challenge" is sending requested portion of an Azureus jar file to the server
code at
test is scheduled
actual test is bittorrent
server reports results?
think we have an old related ticket, can't find it atm

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by zab

Hi zab,

The code is contained in

and is a client of MLab's NDT performance tester - see

A long time back I hacked to make it work in the plugin,
amazing it still works...

Hope that helps!


comment:3 Changed 2 months ago by zzz

Interesting, so that's a whole different speed test subsystem than what I described in comment 1.
Here's the infrastructure it uses:
Note privacy policy. Of course any 3rd party solution comes with a number of concerns.
Startup code is in mlab/com/vuze/plugins/mlab/
Does a request to get closest server, results come back in json.

comment:4 Changed 7 weeks ago by zab

  • Parent Tickets set to 1473

comment:5 Changed 3 weeks ago by zzz

  • Milestone changed from undecided to 0.9.38
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 0.9.37-3; fixes and enhancements in -4 and -5. UI (wizard) cleanups to follow will be tracked in parent ticket #1473

comment:6 Changed 3 weeks ago by slumlord

Just a few queries:

  • Is this test carried out once - when the router is first installed, or does it detect changes in IP address range/ASN and re-test?
  • Is there going to be a configuration page where automated testing can be completely disabled?
  • Is it part of the startup configuration wizard?
  • Can users manually run a test from the console?

I have a backlog of trac tickets to go over so feel free to not answer any/all of these queries if they are answered elsewhere.

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