need app to monitor throughput

Nov 26, 2005
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I need a verbose app to monitor throughput for optimizing adjustments. I seen one called iperf. Haven't tried it. Just a little scared. Can anyone give me some pointers/help?

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Lithium381

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Jperf is a java based GUI frontend to iperf and makes it pretty simple. I ran it a few times between my Mac and PC to test a wireless link. But that won't really help you monitor real-time throughput. You'd be served with a tool like MRTG or Cacti to monitor interfaces, assuming your device is SNMP capable
 

jbiel

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iperf is great, one of the better performance/throughput testing tools.

Just read the man pages good, there is a switch to enable parallel streams, as this will help effectively test the link itself.

As Lithium said, iperf is for your one off testing, if you want to consistently monitor, CACTI or similar will be best if the device supports SNMP.