Stress Testing LAN/WAN
dholmes at mwdh2o.com
Thu Dec 4 17:08:51 CST 2008
I have used Solarwinds Wan Killer, but have yet to discover a method of
initiating round-trip traffic from a single generator, but Solarwinds
can stress a GiGE MAN link using a desktop PC with a GiGE card as the
From: Stephens, Josh [mailto:Josh.Stephens at solarwinds.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 2:53 PM
To: Nathan Ward; nanog list
Subject: RE: Stress Testing LAN/WAN
You can download a copy of the SolarWinds toolset from our website (the
eval is free).
There's a traffic generator in there called "WAN Killer". Give it a try.
From: Nathan Ward [mailto:nanog at daork.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 4:27 PM
To: nanog list
Subject: Re: Stress Testing LAN/WAN
On 5/12/2008, at 11:23 AM, Brian Feeny wrote:
> I have the need to stress test a LAN and WAN. The primary concern
> is the WAN which is at most OC-3. The LAN would be an additional
> bonus if I could do that as well.
> I am familiar with tools such as those from Spirent and IXIA which
> are very expensive. I was wondering if someone has had to do this
> and can recommend some open source
> tools that would work well. I need to test a few different types of
> traffic, specifically trying to push traffic into various switch/
> router policies to make sure everything is performing as
> expected. If anyone knows of some software that works well for this
> I would appreciate letting me know.
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