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BTW speed test bug?



 
 
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Old March 22nd 13, 05:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Boulding
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There appears to be an interesting bug in BT Wholesale's speed test software
at http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/, which, like Thinkbroadband's speed
test, used to be a Java speed tester but has recently been changed to use
Flash (no doubt because of the horrid and persistent security holes in
Java):

The initial BTW speed test works OK, but if you click on "further
diagnostics"--needed, for example, if you want to find out your IP
profile--the software falls over with a *Java* error if you have Java
installed and enabled in your browser. Works OK if Java is not enabled.

Found this out because I enable Java when doing speed tests (pingtest.net
requires it to test packet loss, and Web100 NDT servers use it).

Anyone else care to confirm? (I'm using up-to-date Firefox with up-to-date
Java on XP SP3).

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Old March 22nd 13, 07:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Flowerpotgirl
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Default BTW speed test bug?

Working fine for me, on the latest version of Firefox and Windows 7 with
Java enabled

"Peter Boulding" wrote in message
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There appears to be an interesting bug in BT Wholesale's speed test software
at http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/, which, like Thinkbroadband's speed
test, used to be a Java speed tester but has recently been changed to use
Flash (no doubt because of the horrid and persistent security holes in
Java):

The initial BTW speed test works OK, but if you click on "further
diagnostics"--needed, for example, if you want to find out your IP
profile--the software falls over with a *Java* error if you have Java
installed and enabled in your browser. Works OK if Java is not enabled.

Found this out because I enable Java when doing speed tests (pingtest.net
requires it to test packet loss, and Web100 NDT servers use it).

Anyone else care to confirm? (I'm using up-to-date Firefox with up-to-date
Java on XP SP3).

--
Regards, Peter Boulding
(to e-mail, remove "UNSPAM")
Fractal Images and Music:
http://www.pboulding.co.uk/
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...&content=music

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Old March 22nd 13, 07:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
PeeGee
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Default BTW speed test bug?

On 22/03/13 17:37, Peter Boulding wrote:

There appears to be an interesting bug in BT Wholesale's speed test software
at http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/, which, like Thinkbroadband's speed
test, used to be a Java speed tester but has recently been changed to use
Flash (no doubt because of the horrid and persistent security holes in
Java):

The initial BTW speed test works OK, but if you click on "further
diagnostics"--needed, for example, if you want to find out your IP
profile--the software falls over with a *Java* error if you have Java
installed and enabled in your browser. Works OK if Java is not enabled.

Found this out because I enable Java when doing speed tests (pingtest.net
requires it to test packet loss, and Web100 NDT servers use it).

Anyone else care to confirm? (I'm using up-to-date Firefox with up-to-date
Java on XP SP3).


Cannot say I've noticed that - just run it to check, as well (FF
19.0.2/openSUSE 12.2).

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Old March 22nd 13, 08:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Boulding
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Default BTW speed test bug?

On Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:37:59 +0000, I wrote in
:

The initial BTW speed test works OK, but if you click on "further
diagnostics"--needed, for example, if you want to find out your IP
profile--the software falls over with a *Java* error if you have Java
installed and enabled in your browser. Works OK if Java is not enabled.


Well--the bug was reproducible this afternoon, but now it's behaving (apart
from a long "sending results to the server" delay). Maybe someone's noticed
it and dealt with it already.

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Regards, Peter Boulding
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Fractal Images and Music:
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