[kwlug-disc] Stress-testing network switches

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Wed May 5 18:06:56 EDT 2010

This is on topic, sort of. 

We have a bunch of older network switches. I worry that some might be
flaky. I would like to stress-test them, preferably with FLOSS tools. 

My idea is to take a couple of laptops, put iPerf or netpipe on them,
and blast traffic between the laptops on each port of the switches. 

Is there a better way? Are there better software tools I should be
looking at?

- Paul


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