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RE: Load Testing Util

  • From: David Hubbard
  • Date: Fri Jun 03 13:57:45 2005

Iperf works really well: 

It will do tcp/udp/multicast; you can pick the rate on
the udp side and the client/server architecture lets you
measure jitter, out of order packets, loss, etc.
So you could load up a fixed rate of udp and then produce
your burst using a second copy, etc. to see what happens.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On 
> Behalf Of Dan Mahoney, System Admin
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:49 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Load Testing Util
> Hey all,
> Does anyone know of a (preferably opensource) tool that can generate 
> network loads of specific protocols and/or levels (for example, if I 
> wanted to see how much loss I got on a 1 meg spike, over time).  I'm 
> hopefully looking for something client/server so I'm not necessarily 
> dependent on reply packets to measure the thoroughput.
> If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.  Privately if 
> you like, as 
> I realize the potential for misuse of such things.
> -Dan
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