[Lvlug] bandwidth tester
rhkramer at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 18:03:34 EDT 2005
On Monday 03 October 2005 05:32 pm, Faber Fedor wrote:
> Anyone know of a bandwidth measurement tool?
> Any ideas?
What level of precision / time resolution are you looking for?
I'm pretty sure I've seen tools that count packets on a link (I remember
hardware devices like that from a long time ago)--if you find something that
counts packets, you might write some scripts to:
* timestamp and start counting packets
* <do whatever you want to test the bandwidth use of>
* timestamp and stop counting packets
Divide the total packets by the total time and you have an average bandwidth
over that time interval.
Like I said, it depends on what level of precision / time resolution you need,
but I would think you could get some reasonable ballpark figures from
something like this.
Guess I've included some handwaving there, as I don't know the name of any
programs to count packets.
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