Simple network performance test

When I was searching on the internet for a simple way to test network speed if found this site. Here I found a command how I can test the netwerk speed using ftp combined with dd for Linux. The command is:

ftp> put "|dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=1000" /dev/null

The guy used a count of 100, I perfer a count of 1000 so 1 GB is send over to the ftp server. This give a reliable result

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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