I'm about to sign up for a web hosting plan to use for FTP/HTTP transfers of some pretty big files (500MB - 5+GB). When I tested my friend's account I got a steady 10Mbps. Someone else tested from their house and it jumped all over between 15Mbps but then stayed down at a lowly 1Mbps for a while.
I'd like to log this info somehow to determine if it's a fluke. Anyone know any software (any OS) where I can start a download and measure it's low, high and average speeds? And in the interest in saving bandwidth, it'd be ideal to be able to download for just a few minutes every hour or so for a few days automatically.
Any ideas? Thanks!