Re: stress testing software routers
On Tuesday 05 August 2003 19:48, Dan wrote:
> I'd like to stress test a software router to determine how many
> packets it can handle per second. Is there any package available for
> doing this? One requirement I would need is that I should be able to
> create custom packets to be used for the test. If anyone has done
> this or something similar and want to share tips/techniques I'd
> appreciate it.
Is that what you want?
jorg@btb8x1:~$ apt-cache show scapy
Maintainer: Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <email@example.com>
Description: Packet generator/sniffer and network scanner/discovery
Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation tool, packet
generator, network scanner, network discovery, packet sniffer, etc. It
can for the moment replace hping, 85% of nmap, arpspoof, arp-sk,
tcpdump, tethereal, p0f, ....
In scapy you define a set of packets, then it sends them, receives
answers, matches requests with answers and returns a list of packet
(request, answer) and a list of unmatched packets. This has the big
over tools like nmap or hping that an answer is not reduced to
(open/closed/filtered), but is the whole packet.
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