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netperf

netperf

Netperf is a benchmark that can be used to measure the performance of many different types of networking. This application provides tests for both unidirecitonal throughput, and end-to-end latency.

Netperf is designed around a basic client-server model. There are two executables - netperf (network performance benchmark client) and netserver (network performance benchmark server). Users will generally only execute the netperf program, with the netserver program being invoked by the remote system's inetd or having been previously started as its own standalone daemon.

 netperf 2.6.0

Price
Free to download

Size
1.0MB
License

Freely distributable license

Developer
Rick Jones

Website
www.netperf.org/netperf

System Requirements
libc6

Support Sites:
Manual

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Measures the following environments:
    • TCP and UDP via BSD Sockets
    • DLPI
    • Unix Domain Sockets
    • IPv6
  • Measure request/response performance which are quoted as "transactions/s" for a given request and response size
  • Report accurate CPU utilization figures

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