Speed Testing and Throughput testing

Azher Mughal azher at hep.caltech.edu
Mon Nov 2 23:09:09 UTC 2009

perfsonar livecd offers npad service that remote hosts can connect and 
see the performance and results.

TcpOptimizer helps tunning the tcp/ip for windows systems.

nuttcp is good to generate packets/sec.


Nathan Ward wrote:
> On 3/11/2009, at 10:56 AM, Mark Urbach wrote:
>> Anyone have a good solution to get "accurate" speed results when 
>> testing at 10/100/1000 Ethernet speeds?
> If you want accuracy, you want to buy a packet generator/router tester 
> unit.
> I just built a tool for a customer (a last-mile network provider) that 
> runs a series of iperf tests over several days, and generates a report.
> iperf works well enough, but it seems to be much better when driven by 
> humans, vs. driven by scripts.
> I'm not aware of any free tools that do just ethernet frames.
>> Do you have a server/software that customer can test too?
> Not sure what you're after here - do you want to host your own 
> speedtest.net-like service so your customers can self-test their 
> access links? Does this mean much, or should they be testing against a 
> server outside your network?Also, if you host your own service and 
> you're talking about 10/100/1000mbit connections, you might want to 
> put something in place that prevents several people testing at once.
> -- 
> Nathan Ward

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