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Re: IP Generation program/devices

  • From: Lewis Eatherton
  • Date: Wed Mar 18 13:28:01 1998

Also, you might want to take a look at Anvil, from Mightnight Networks.
Its a very nice tool that runs on various Unix flavors and will test just
about any part of the RFC on what ever protocols you order...

At 11:25 PM 3/17/98 -0800, David J. Schmidt wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Michael F Sullivan wrote:
>> To do some load testing, we need a "tool" (h/w device and/or s/w) to
>> a programmable amount of IP traffic on a segment (say 32Mbps on a fast
>> segment or fddi ring) and a way to measure it (w/ hopefully something
>> than a sniffer). Anyone have suggestions on what to use?
>> Thanks
>For the high end try Netcom Systems SmartBits.
>Their systems can hold various interface cards (from 10-20 per chasis) and
>you can run up to 4 chassis in a stack.
>We are using them to fully stress test our Gigabit Bridge/Router and I've
>been running tests with 24 gigabit cards into our device and we're also
>using their 10/100mb cards to test our 10/100mb cards.
>The software can generate various IP frames from templates or you can use
>a raw packet editor.
>NOT cheap!  But it can generate and receive/trigger/count at full speed if
>that's what you need.
>[email protected]    Packet Engines, Inc.      (509)922-9190
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Lewis Eatherton
Network Architect
SegaSoft, Inc