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  • 29.Jun.09
    Measuring network performance network | fernape | (0)
    FreeBSD includes several benchmarking suites in the ports collection. One of these suites is netperf, developed by HP. It allows measuring several network parameters using two programs: the server and the client. First things first: let us install netperf. % cd /usr/ports/benchmarks/netperf && make install clean Once the software has been successfully compiled (it does not take long) we can bring the server up: $ netserver Starting netserver at port 12865 Starting netserver at hostname port 12865 and family AF_UNSPEC Notice that you can launch the server as a regular user. Now, we are ready to run our test: $ netperf -t TCP_STREAM TCP STREAM TEST from ...