Any idea how to stress test our bandwidth?
bob.middaugh at comcast.net
Fri Aug 11 11:24:10 UTC 2006
Maybe this helps...
On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 01:01 -0700, jay alvarez wrote:
> I hope you don't mind my asking this here.
> I'm working in an ISP right now. We are using mrtg for
> each client connected to us. They can view their mrtg
> statistics. Their way to the internet is to us. Say a
> client connects to us via E1, they are guaranteed of
> 2.048Mbps because our uplink to the Internet is more
> than the total of all the clients link's bandwidth
> that are connected to us. Now one client wants to make
> sure that they will be able to reach their guaranteed
> bandwidth through the mrtg graphs. If we transfer huge
> data from their site only up to us, we can
> theoretically stress out their bandwidth. However,
> they want to try increasing their consumption and see
> for their self if they will reach the desired
> bandwidth if they are actually connecting to any site
> in the Internet, outside our network. Running iperf
> from their site to us doesn't seem to reflect to the
> MRTG. Any idea how to explain this to our client?
> Thank you very much for your help
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