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 VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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