Simple Low Cost WAN Link Simulator Recommendations

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Sun Mar 20 17:20:58 CDT 2011


On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 6:57 AM, Loopback <loopback at digi-muse.com> wrote:
> Need the ability to test Network Management and Provisioning applications
> over a variety of WAN link speeds from T1 equivalent up to 1GB speeds.
>  Seems to be quite a few offerings but I am looking for recommendations from
> actual users.   Thanks in advance.

We've used FreeBSD + dummynet on a multi-NIC box in bridging mode
to do 'bump on the wire' WAN simulations involving packet loss, latency,
and unidirectional packet flow variances.  Works wonderfully, and the price
is right.

Matt




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