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WAN testing with Windows Server 2003

Howdy all,

am trying to run a WAN testing tool (in this case ScriptLogic's TrafficJam, but have seem a similar issue with Solarwinds WAN Killer) which floods a link using either TCP or UDP ports (7 or 9, depending on whether you want one-way or two way traffic.

Issue is, i can't get a Windows host (XP or Server 2003) to respond to TCP 7 - i get errors that the remote host has forcibly disconnected..

I have installed Simple TCP Services in Windows, and also tried running TTCP.exe as well as the non-M$ PCATTCP - both give me BIND errors that the Protocal Family is not suported.

Has anyone every done this? or any known working alternatives?  Am basically testing a QoS implementation, so the idea is i want to flood the link with simple traffic, and then make sure our VoIP etc still still working.

Kudos and 500 points...
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jgillfeather
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
The echo server might simply not be implemented on windows.

But for flooding a link you don't need to have the system accept a link just to send a lot of packets.
But flooding is only a small portion of issues with VOIP, packet loss is a different one.

I don't know TrafficJam but this is possibly another tool that can help.
http://wanem.sourceforge.net/
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jgillfeatherAuthor Commented:
Cheers Noci, will give that tool a go.

Simple TCP Services in Windows is supposed to include Echo
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Any more questions?
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jgillfeatherAuthor Commented:
wanem wasn't immediately useful as it's a linux tool and i was looking for a Windows one, but it did lead me to iPerf, which kinda did the trick. Of course, once you start putting WAN accelerators in the way, it all gets a little bit trickier (it told me i was getting 88Mbs our of a 4Mbs link...)

thanks,
Justin
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