You're right, we have been discussing this privately and agreed we were both
talking about higher numbers ; Robert seems to have a good experience of very
high traffic ;-)
> I guess it would really be a great help if someone did tests like Cons'
> "overall performance" ones for network performance explicitly. Like e.g.
> performance for various packet-sizes of all available protocol types, possibly
> including NAT connections. We have no comparable figures at hand right now, I
Why not ?
I've often been doing this to check the reliability of the network layer of
kernels that I distribute. I often use Tux for this, because it can easily
sustain 10k hits/s during months. But Tux is not in mainstream kernel, we have
to use other tools. Since I'm working on a task scheduler, I may soon have the
base to rewrite my injecter and a fake server to do these tests on mainstream
kernels. I think that several tools already exist for this. You can take a look
at the C10K project to find links. I don't have the URL in mind, google is your
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