RE: [Fwd: Verification of netperfs results.]

Andy Leigh (
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 18:21:43 +0100


I've never performed a verification of netperf as a task - I started using
it to solve a problem and results at the time seemed to map within a couple
of percent or so of the two analysers I was using. Subsequent tests where an
analyser was in parallel have never caused me to react negatively to
netperf's results. I suppose that I only really use netperf to prove I'm
right/wrong or do comparative tests. The only time where errors are large
are when networks are being deliberately congested/corrupted in which case
netperf gives strange answers.

Andy Leigh
Senior Planning Engineer, BBC Strategic Network Developments

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Jones []
> Sent: Thursday, August 20, 1998 6:06 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Fwd: Verification of netperfs results.]
> All my verifications of netperf have been less sophisticated than what
> is mentioned below.("Yep, that seems reasonable." - though ages ago I
> may have checked with an HP 4972 on a thinlan network) Anyone else done
> anything more sophisticated?
> rick
> --
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