test bandwidth between two VPN tunnels

hi

is it possible to test the bandwidth between two VPN site to site tunnels?

thanks
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treepioConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There are programs.
But if you transfer a 1GB file then you can write down how long it took, then calculate the speed MB/min for example, thats a cheap way:
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Erik BjersConnect With a Mentor Principal Systems AdministratorCommented:
you will need a webserver with PHP (can set one up on your laptop)

http://jan.moesen.nu/code/php/speedtest/index.php?numKB=512

Just view the source (there is a link on the page) and copy it into a new file .php

Startup what ever webserver you are using and then navigate to this page from the other side of the VPN.
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Rick_O_ShayConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you have a Sniffer or Fluke you can generate packets at whatever rate you want. If you don't then doing an FTP with a large file between devices on either side will give you some performance numbers.
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beesterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To check the maximum transfer rate, you should really set up something that transfers multiple files simultaneously/parallell between the sites to max it out. I doubt you will get 100% throughput with just one file at a time.

Otherwise, it's just about calculating transfer time vs data amount.
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