Testing Throughpout

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Mar 29th, 2007


I have a remote site that on a L2L and I would like to test the amount of Throughput/Bandwidth that is available between Our Head office and the remote site. Does anyone know of any good apps i could use to test this.


J mack

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shantharam.sury... Thu, 03/29/2007 - 03:06

I would advice you to use linux machines at both ends keep few linux ISO dumps at one end and copy it to other end using scp command. Check the transfer rate with iptraf utility.

Hope this will help you


S. Shantharam

ilya.varlashkin Thu, 03/29/2007 - 03:46

Have a look at Iperf - http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/. It's free and reasonably accurate, but you'll have to make manual conversion of UDP or TCP transfer rate to actual throughput as seen on the wire.

By the way, if you use TCP (or TCP-based applications such as FTP or SCP) in order to get more accurate results you need to run either many sessions simultaneously or single session for very long time.


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