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Re: testing bandwidth of big internet pipes
From: Mans Nilsson <mansaxel () sunet se>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 00:13:24 +0200

Subject: testing bandwidth of big internet pipes Date: Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 06:26:17PM +0200 Quoting Arjan Lugtenberg 
(arjan.lugtenberg () planet nl):

We as a Dutch network provider deliver also ATM lines and other big internet pipes for several big company's over 
At the moment we are looking for a good badwidth test within your network to test the line and to see if the customer 
gets what he has asked/paid for. 
sometimes it happens we deliver a big ATM line (for instance) and after a couple of hours the customer complains 
about the actual line rate.
These problems has to be tested at the point of delivery so that the customer and ourselves are convinced the right 
line is configured in the ATM backbone. 
The test has to be done in such a way that a full T1 can be pulled to the max.

What kind of bandwidth tests do other people on the list use for these big lines?
Are there any documents written about such kind of tests?

Please let me know.

The Swedish Consumer Protection Agency (Konsumentverket) is sponsoring
a test suite called "tptest" that has been developed by several
different organisations and individuals for some time now. The
source is available via Sourceforge, at

The official end-user download page, in swedish only: http://www.tptest.se

Måns Nilsson         Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC

You mean you don't want to watch WRESTLING from ATLANTA?

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