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NAME

       iperf - perform network throughput tests

SYNOPSIS

       iperf -s [ options ]

       iperf -c server [ options ]

       iperf -u -s [ options ]

       iperf -u -c server [ options ]

DESCRIPTION

       iperf is a tool for performing network throughput measurements.  It can test either TCP or
       UDP throughput.  To perform an iperf test the  user  must  establish  both  a  server  (to
       discard traffic) and a client (to generate traffic).

GENERAL OPTIONS

       -f, --format
              [kmKM]   format to report: Kbits, Mbits, KBytes, MBytes

       -h, --help
              print a help synopsis

       -i, --interval n
              pause n seconds between periodic bandwidth reports

       -l, --len n[KM]
              set length read/write buffer to n (default 8 KB)

       -m, --print_mss
              print TCP maximum segment size (MTU - TCP/IP header)

       -o, --output <filename>
              output the report or error message to this specified file

       -p, --port n
              set server port to listen on/connect to to n (default 5001)

       -u, --udp
              use UDP rather than TCP

       -w, --window n[KM]
              TCP window size (socket buffer size)

       -B, --bind <host>
              bind to <host>, an interface or multicast address

       -C, --compatibility
              for use with older versions does not sent extra msgs

       -M, --mss n
              set TCP maximum segment size (MTU - 40 bytes)

       -N, --nodelay
              set TCP no delay, disabling Nagle's Algorithm

       -v, --version
              print version information and quit

       -V, --IPv6Version
              Set the domain to IPv6

       -x, --reportexclude
              [CDMSV]   exclude C(connection) D(data) M(multicast) S(settings) V(server) reports

       -y, --reportstyle C|c
              if set to C or c report results as CSV (comma separated values)

SERVER SPECIFIC OPTIONS

       -s, --server
              run in server mode

       -U, --single_udp
              run in single threaded UDP mode

       -D, --daemon
              run the server as a daemon

CLIENT SPECIFIC OPTIONS

       -b, --bandwidth n[KM]
              set target bandwidth to n bits/sec (default 1 Mbit/sec).  This setting requires UDP
              (-u).

       -c, --client <host>
              run in client mode, connecting to <host>

       -d, --dualtest
              Do a bidirectional test simultaneously

       -n, --num n[KM]
              number of bytes to transmit (instead of -t)

       -r, --tradeoff
              Do a bidirectional test individually

       -t, --time n
              time in seconds to transmit for (default 10 secs)

       -F, --fileinput <name>
              input the data to be transmitted from a file

       -I, --stdin
              input the data to be transmitted from stdin

       -L, --listenport n
              port to receive bidirectional tests back on

       -P, --parallel n
              number of parallel client threads to run

       -T, --ttl n
              time-to-live, for multicast (default 1)

       -Z, --linux-congestion <algo>
              set TCP congestion control algorithm (Linux only)

ENVIRONMENT

       TCP_WINDOW_SIZE
              Controls the size of TCP buffers.

DIAGNOSTICS

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BUGS

       Exit statuses are inconsistent.  The threading implementation is rather heinous.

AUTHORS

       Iperf was originally written by Mark Gates and Alex Warshavsky.  Man page and maintence by
       Jon  Dugan  <jdugan  at  x1024  dot  net>.   Other  contributions  from Ajay Tirumala, Jim
       Ferguson, Feng Qin, Kevin  Gibbs,  John  Estabrook  <jestabro  at  ncsa.uiuc.edu>,  Andrew
       Gallatin <gallatin at gmail.com>, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at linux-foundation.org>

SEE ALSO

       http://iperf.sourceforge.net/