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Network traffic simulator

If this is a one time thing, you're probably better off renting an Ixia or
Spirent device.  If you find yourself doing this a few times a year, might
be worth investing in one.  Not only for just throughput testing but
spamming packets for testing DoS, testing convergence times of routing
protocols, generating complex topology routing updates, etc.

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:25 PM, James Bensley <jwbensley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 May 2016 at 13:17, Mitchell Lewis <mitchell at dash-networks.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,I am looking to validate the performance specs of a core router. I am
> looking for a network traffic simulator which can simulate 40 gbps of
> traffic. I am looking for a simulator with sfp+ ports.
> > I am interested in any input as to brands to look at, build one myself
> etc.
> > Thanks,Mitchell
> COTS hardware is cheap enough, TRex should do what you want:
> http://trex-tgn.cisco.com/
> Cheers,
> James.

Just my $.02, your mileage may vary,  batteries not included, etc....