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Ipbench: A framework for distributed network benchmarking


Ian Wienand and Luke Macpherson

NICTA, Sydney, Australia
UNSW, Australia


Existing network benchmark tools suffer from problems such as portability, poor repeatability and inability to perform accurate testing of high-throughput networks.

We have built a distributed benchmarking tool which solves many of these problems. ipbench provides an extensible distribution framework and makes minimal demands of the device under test. We have fully implemented a latency test with many tunable parameters and demonstrated moving other tests into the framework.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {Melbourne, Australia},
    author           = {Ian Wienand and Luke Macpherson},
    booktitle        = {Conference for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals (AUUG)},
    month            = sep,
    pages            = {163--170},
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {ipbench: A Framework for Distributed Network Benchmarking},
    year             = {2004}