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Title: Need help finding tools!
Post by: Howdy Duty on July 08, 2009, 01:10:43 PM
Hi everyone!

     Long time no post eh?  I know, my bad.  I'm looking for a few utilities, preferably open source but freeware is just as good.  I need one to monitor, graph, and log bandwidth usage and another to create maximum traffic between two points.  I need to flood a network connection with traffic while being able to watch and monitor the bandwidth for hiccups.  Anybody know of any tools I can use to accomplish this?
     I've been Googling for a while but haven't found much.  Netstat Live looked promising for bandwidth, but it crashes every time.  I haven't Bing'd anything yet though.  (haven't jumped on the bandwagon).  I know this should probably go on another thread but I guess Google announced a Chrome OS today.  Mostly web based on a linux kernel for netbooks.  Maybe expand to desktop in the future.  Who knows.

Thanks for the help,

-Howdy
Title: Re: Need help finding tools!
Post by: Zeus on July 08, 2009, 01:26:32 PM
iperf can max out your bandwidth using tcp or upd packets.  It's open source and multi-platform.  Not sure about graphing though...
Title: Re: Need help finding tools!
Post by: MaraudingDemon on July 08, 2009, 04:13:40 PM
http://www.d3tr.de/  neat program but havent messed with much not sure it what you want.

Title: Re: Need help finding tools!
Post by: epithanatios on July 08, 2009, 04:33:43 PM
Actually i have used iperf at work when testing some routers, it works pretty well, and even has a gui with a graph!
http://code.google.com/p/xjperf/
I havn't been able to get it to work on vista or 7 yet though, only xp. I think there is some sort of file that is missing in those systems that is present in xp.
Also here is a nice little tutorial on how to use it  ;)
http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php
Title: Re: Need help finding tools!
Post by: Howdy Duty on July 08, 2009, 07:27:53 PM
Wow, looks like jperf will do everything.  It's like iperf on steroids and even has a log and graphical view of the bandwidth.  It's exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

-Howdy