[SATLUG] testing a 10gbit connection

Todd W. Bucy r3d91ll at grandecom.net
Thu Sep 16 08:25:45 CDT 2010

> I use the chargen service ("service chargen start" on RH systems, turn on via 
> xinetd in others).. then just telnet to port 19:
> $ grep chargen /etc/services 
> chargen		19/tcp		ttytst source
> chargen		19/udp		ttytst source
> Or use "bwtest" on the client system. 
> Bet careful. I've take ndown networks testing like this. ;)
> Also.. be careful with ANY of these tests.. if there are any circuits between 
> server and client that you don't own or pay the BW on.. they might blacklist 
> or shut you down.
> Tweeks
Thanks for the heads up.  I just found out that the client is going to
take primary responsibility for testing the connection.  Also given that
this is a dedicated connection between our clients home office and our
site I am pretty sure that we are safe from blacklisting.


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