A New Tool to Test the IP Network Performance

Carlos Barambones, Laura García, Jose M. Jimenez, Jaime Lloret


One of the main necessities in IP networks is the lack of tools to test the performance of the network when it is already implemented. Network management tools are generally used when it is required to test what happens in the network after a failure and when the administrators need to measure the amount of time it takes to recover from unexpected events. But, this solution does not allow testing the traffic that is being distributed inside of the network or to measure the exact time the network takes to recover from a failure. In this paper, we present a new tool to carry out network performance tests when it is already implemented. The displayed parameters are jitter, delay, received messages, lost messages, % of lost messages, and bandwidth. In order to test its effectiveness, we conduct a series of measurements on a real network.


Performance, test tool, network monitoring, data network test

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/npa.v8i2.9673

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