[c-nsp] Cisco IOS as traffic generator ?

David Freedman david.freedman at uk.clara.net
Wed Feb 15 04:45:47 EST 2006

try the "ttcp" command on IOS, its a port of a Unix tool

You can find documentation on it in the Unix manpages (I don't believe 
it comes as standard with many distributions, you may need to install
it from ports/packages just to get its manpages)


Olivier Dauby wrote:
> Hi *,
> is there a way to generate traffic between two Cisco IOS routers in order to test a link (STM1, DF, ethernet, etc...) without the use of pc's? For the time being, we test links with two laptops connected to routers at both end of the link, and generate traffic between them.
> I can of course make massive IOS-based ping tests with the max MTU of the link, but that's just icmp... We'd prefer something with tcp/udp traffic in both directions, which is closer to real usage...
> TIA!
> O.
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