[CentOS] Automatic network speed test and reporting

Fri Dec 13 09:46:49 UTC 2013
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Frank Cox <theatre at melvilletheatre.com>

> The ISP that I do some occasional work for is planning to roll out a new and 
> much faster Internet service, and as such they will be coming here on Monday to 
> upgrade my connection so I can test and play with it for a few weeks before they 
> roll it out for the general public.
> It would be convenient if I could set up a cron job that would run some sort of 
> an upload/download speed test from me back to one of their central office 
> servers (or somewhere else in the big scary world, I suppose, though I suspect 
> they will be more interested in the connection from here to another point on 
> their own network) on a regular basis throughout the day, and then generate a 
> nice report of some kind that I could then email to the technical services 
> folks.

Apart from uploading/downloading a big file and many small files on one of their 
servers and timing it every hour/minutes, maybe have a look at: