Speed Testing and Throughput testing

Jason Biel jason at biel-tech.com
Thu Nov 5 14:07:49 UTC 2009

We actually used both tests to finally narrow down the TCP window size
issue.  We first used the UDP test to make sure the link was good.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:54 PM, Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 06:49:05AM -0600, Jason Biel wrote:
> > Linux always worked best for us as well, was easy running a livecd with
> > laptops.  We found that two windows XP machines, same identical hardware
> and
> > OS load yielded different registry settings (or lack thereof) for TCP
> Window
> > setting.
> I would have thought that (netperf's) UDP tests were more appropriate
> than TCP for testing link speed. Am I missing the point?

Jason Biel

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