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Re: This network is too good...
From: Matthew Petach <mpetach () netflight com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 14:01:54 -0800

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Robert E. Seastrom <rs () seastrom com> wrote:

Hi all,

Any thoughts on products that screw up networks in deterministic (and
realistic found-in-the-wild) ways?  I'm thinking of stuff like
PacketStorm, Dummynet, etc.  Dial up jitter, latency, tail drop, RED,
whatever...

(I know someone's gonna say "Just buy a Brand Z FubarSwitch 3k, they
will screw up your whole network and you don't even have to configure
it to do so!")

I'm all-ears like Ross Perot.

Thanks,

-r

Definite +1 for dummynet on freebsd; I've used in the lab at layer 2 in
bridge mode, and layer 3 both, for doing testing.  latency introduction
is good down to a few ms, but isn't accurate below that--but for most
of what we do, in terms of simulating latency and loss/jitter, it works
like a charm.

Matt


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