Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20141216073338/https://gkbrk.com/blog/read?name=reverse_engineering_the_speedtest_net_protocol Author: Gökberk Yaltıraklı
Reverse Engineering the Speedtest.net Protocol
After finishing my command line speed tester written in Rust, I didn't have a proper blog to document this process. A few days ago I wrapped up a simple blogging script in Python so hopefully it works good enough to explain how everything works.
By now I have already figured out the whole protocol for performing a speed test but I will write all the steps that I took so you can learn how to reverse engineer a simple protocol.
The code that I wrote can be found at https://github.com/gkbrk/speedtest-rust.