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       tcpspray - print average throughput for a tcp connection


       tcpspray [ -v ] [ -e ] [ -h ] [ -b blksize ] [ -n nblks ]
            [ -f filename ] hostname


       tcpspray  sends  data  to either the discard or echo TCP service on the specified host and
       prints the average throughput.


       -v             Prints a dot for each block sent. Will also  print  a  backspace  for  each
                      block  received  in echo mode.  Note: the I/O required for this option will
                      affect the throughput rates.

       -e             Use the TCP echo  service  instead  of  discard  (the  default)  and  print
                      throughput rates for both transmission and reception.

       -h             Print a usage description.

       -b blksize     Sets the size of a block (the internal buffer) in bytes.  Defaults to 1024.

       -n nblks       Sets the number of blocks to transfer.  Defaults to 100.

       -f filename    Copy  the contents of the specified file into the internal buffer (sized by
                      -b option).  The buffer is zeroed by default.  If the file is  larger  than
                      the  buffer,  only  the  first  blksize bytes will be used.  If the file is
                      smaller than the buffer, the remaining bytes are zeroed.

                      This  option  is  useful  in  determining  the  relationship  of  the  data
                      transferred to throughput.  E.g., if data compression is used on any of the
                      intermediate links comprising the TCP  connection,  preloading  the  buffer
                      with  a text file will produce greater throughput than with a file that has
                      already been compressed.

       -d delay       Sets  the  time  in  microseconds  to  wait   between   successive   buffer
                      transmissions.  The default is no delay.


       ping(8), spray(8)


       Greg Christy (

                                         23 October 1991                              TCPSPRAY(1)