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network monitor tools to help measure file transfer speed
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jata

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 11:40    Post_subject:  network monitor tools to help measure file transfer speed  

Hi,

I need to do some testing of file transfer performance/speed on my network over wifi and compare results with that of ms windows.

So, i have installed slacko puppy 5.3 and I have sucessfully connected to my network using wifi.

I need to run some tests that record file transfer speed between the slacko pc and a couple of network shares. What tools can I use for doing this?

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 12:06    Post_subject:  

is this http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2010/12/monitor-network-traffic-or-speed.html what you're looking for?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 12:33    Post_subject:  

Here is a little tool called iperf. There are two ways to use it.

1. Since your Time Capsule is acting as a Samba server, run the following command on your Puppy machine. Use the Time Capsule's IP address.
Code:
iperf -c aaa.bbb.cc.dd -p 139

Wait 10 seconds. Some other possible port numbers are 135,137,138,445.

2. If you have two Puppy machines on your network, start one of them as an iperf server with
Code:
iperf -s

On the client machine, run
Code:
iperf -c aaa.bbb.cc.dd
iperf-2.0.5.pet
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jata

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 16:48    Post_subject:  

how do i make sense of the iperf -c output?

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 17:13    Post_subject:  

Iperf generates a stream of TCP data between a client and server and measures the throughput in Mbits/second. For example, I was able to compare the speeds to a Samba server from a wired versus wireless client.

Since it doesn't time an actual file transfer, this may not be exactly what you are looking for. However, there is a Windows version of iperf that might help you make the comparisons you desire.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2011, 18:16    Post_subject:  

wget
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2012, 06:28    Post_subject:  

thanks for info, added to wiki-
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Iperf

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