[kwlug-disc] Stress-testing network switches

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Fri May 7 11:38:05 EDT 2010

I did something similar once for testing speed. I ran lamp on one machine, and speedtest mini by ookla, on the same machine and would click on test from web browser of another machine on the same switch. I'm not sure about "stressing" the switch though what do you mean exactly by stress.  

Joseph Wennechuk

> Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 18:06:56 -0400
> From: paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Stress-testing network switches
> 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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