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Re: How to verify speed of a 1Gb/s network?



On 4/25/06, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:

> For a brute force check, you could transfer a large number of bytes from
> a byte generator (/dev/zero?) to /dev/nul, and time it.

To transfer 1G

One one host run

   nc -l -p 30000 > /dev/null

On the other host run

   time dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=1024 | nc first-hostname 30000

Depending on your version of dd it may or may not display a
throughput, so you may have to calculate it yourself freom the time
displayed


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