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Old 06-25-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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Protocol Performance Measurement


Greetings


I want to measure the performance of various vpn protocols. This is my testbed :


Host 1 Virtual Tunnel Host 2
192.168.10.1 ------------- 192.168.10.2




Two linux machines, using private addresses. I generated data traffic between Host 1 and Host 2 using a p2p software. In this scenario, How do i measure the performance of a protocol..for e.g IPSec..based on what network parameters?

1) Throughput - ?????
2) Bandwidth - ??????
3) CPU Utilisation - Top command
4) Memory Utilisation - Top command

How do i measure througput? How do i measure bandwidth?

I tried 'top' for CPU and Mem Util, but the VPN daemons hardly utilised CPU or Mem.

I tried Iptraf, but this software only gives the outgoing and incoming data rate of the eth0 interface.

I tried mrtg for bandwidth, but the html results are hard to comprehend.



Am i after the right parameters? or did I miss any parameters to measure the performance of a protocol?

Last edited by Smooth; 06-25-2004 at 05:09 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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*bump*

How do you measure the maximum throughput? I want to compare the speed going through my home-built linux box compared to hardware solutions.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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Check out IPERF from http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/



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