Netperf is a software application that provides network bandwidth testing between two hosts on a network. It supports Unix domain sockets, TCP, SCTP, DLPI and UDP via BSD Sockets.[1] Netperf provides a number of predefined tests e.g. to measure bulk (unidirectional) data transfer or request response performance.

Developer(s)HP Networking Performance Team and others
Stable release
2.7.0 / July 2015 (2015-07)
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeBandwidth management
Licenseunknown (includes HP copyright)

Netperf was originally developed at Hewlett Packard.[2]

See also


  1. Sang-Soo Yeo; Jong Hyuk Park; Ching-Hsien Hsu; Laurence Tianruo Yang (2010). Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing. 10th International Conference, ICA3PP. Springer. p. 372. ISBN 9783642131189.
  2. Wolf, Chris (2003). Troubleshooting Microsoft technologies: the ultimate administrator's repair manual. Addison-Wesley Professional. p. 119. ISBN 9780321133458.
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