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Old 08-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question TFTP performance ??

I have configured two TFTP servers both with different configuration

- different hardware
- different platform (Linux / FreeBSD)

is there any way I can check the performance difference of both ???

Help is appreciated

Thanks in advance..
Old 08-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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You could always create a 10MB file and time the transfers:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/tftp/10MB_file bs=1024 count=10000

time tftp your_hostname -c get 10MB_file


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Unless one or both of your tftp server hosts is very slow, I suspect that the network will be the limiting element. kbp's method should give you a reasonable & practical measure if you repeat the test enough times to give some statistical significance.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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got it...

tftp> verbose
Verbose mode on.
tftp> get <file on the tftp server>

this will give me the time that it will take to download the file from the TFTP server

if I put two identical files on both the server I can measure the performance difference..

Thanks everyone for you responses


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