[SATLUG] testing a 10gbit connection

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Sat Sep 11 09:27:36 CDT 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 07:49, Todd W. Bucy <r3d91ll at grandecom.net> wrote:

> The data center I am currently interning at is currently having a 10Gbit
> connection installed for one of our clients.  Before we go live with
> this connection, we would like to test the connection's bandwidth over a
> three day period.  My first thought is to write a simple script using
> wget to pass various sized files back and forth and to run this script
> on 5-10 servers on both ends to simulate the traffic.  I am beginning to
> have some second thoughts as to if this will be sufficient.  Anyone have
> any ideas as to another method which might be more efficient for such a
> test?

bwping is simple enough and can saturate a link, but requires ICMP.
NetCPS (http://www.netchain.com/netcps/) is also very simple and does not
require ICMP and can use any port.
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