Iperf output question
Posted on 2014-10-20
I am running iperf across a few different type of links. I have a server setup on the other end and I am getting varying values depending on the line. I'm finding the output very up and down. e.g iperf -c myserver -I 1 can produce speeds of anywhere from 30Mbps - 85mbps.
I am a little confused on the transfer figure. Why does the amount being transferred keep changing. I have looked at a number of videos but they don't seem to give specifics on the actual output. Sorry for the stupid question but I'm guessing that the bandwidth figure being presented is relative to the amount of data being transferred e.g I can't say my network has a 44Mbit/sec throughput to server X, I have to say when transferring 7.25MBytes per second my network has a throughput of 44Mbit/sec to the server..