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Linux Pipe Viewer – Network speed test

How fast is your network?

So you have that new gigabit switch and think you are going to achieve 1 Gbps? We all know that you are not going to get 100% throughput due to limitations I will not go into. There could also be a 10/100 patch panel involved that is not rated for gigabit… but, I digress.

I use pipe viewer and netcat to answer this question. To start you will need to install both of these programs and open an available port on the server firewall. I used tcp port 2222 in this example.

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