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How to test real network throughput between two points?

Given two computers connected by some network interface, is there a standard tool used by an academics publishing in peer-reviewed journals to benchmark performance across that interface?

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marked as duplicate by Zoredache, Kara Marfia May 27 '09 at 12:27

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Dup/Related serverfault.com/questions/5111/… –  Zoredache May 27 '09 at 5:58

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Test run netperf, Nettest or TTCP. not sure of the industry standard status thou.

Offtopic: new users aren't allowed to add hyperlinks?

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I'm not sure, but it may be the case that you need to use markdown syntax. –  jldugger May 27 '09 at 5:59

To use iperf first start it in server mode at one end:

iperf -s

Next, run it in client mode at the other end, specifying the IP address of the server node:

iperf -c xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -d
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I like bwm-ng.

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