flow generating tool

jiaruchen at gmail.com jiaruchen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 13:36:46 UTC 2011

Iperf(linux) and jperf(windows) does generate traffic flows. You simply set up sender/receiver and it'll generate traffic load. It can generate 10gig line rate unicast flows but multicast replication is limited because it is software based. 

Iperf/jperf however, is not as flexible or anywhere as feature rich and powerful as some of the other hardware solutions as mentioned earlier - ex: ixia, spirent etc. 

------Original Message------
From: Erik Bais
To: 'Naiden Dimitrov'
To: 'George Jones'
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: flow generating tool
Sent: Sep 26, 2011 9:03 AM

Perhaps not a tool as in software, but clearly something that you might want
to have a look at : 

Ixia and Spirent devices ... Those are mostly used for applications like
generating different kind of traffic. 

Erik Bais

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