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 From:  "Braden McGrath" <braden at mcmail dot homeip dot net>
 To:  "Jacky C.K Tsoi" <cktsoi at gmail dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Throughput benchmark
 Date:  Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:24:18 -0400
You want the free program "iperf," you'll need two fast machines, one
for each side of the m0n0wall.  Make sure it's not blocking any packets
between the two interfaces, and just use iperf to test throughput across
the router. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacky C.K Tsoi [mailto:cktsoi at gmail dot com] 
> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 10:45 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Throughput benchmark
> Hi All,
>  I'm going to do some throughput testing of m0n0wall on 
> various CPUs (maybe P2-450, P3-450, P4-1.6, etc...) to see 
> which hardware platform would meet our requirements (we're 
> going to have a dedicated 100Mpbs broadband connection). And 
> we'd like to have more than 100Mpbs thoughput in average.
>  Anyone can give me some advices on doing this kind of 
> benchmark? What would be the best packet size? any good 
> software recommendation? anything to notice?
>  Thanks~
> --
> Jacky C.K Tsoi
> Apr 25, 2005