Use a Program

Let somebody else build the packet generator
1 min |  Ross Jacobs |  March 3, 2019

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“Quantity is a quality all its own” – Misattributed to Napoleon

Sometimes you need to generate a LOT of traffic. Generally, you have to pay for nice things.

  • Ostinato is a network traffic generator with a GUI (also has a Python API)
  • TRex is an open-source tool based on DPDK and can generate 10Gbps of traffic
  • Ixia/Spirent/etc. have comprehensive paid solutions that are suitable for device manufacturers