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netserver - Man Page

a network performance benchmark server

Examples (TL;DR)


netserver [-4] [-6] [-d] [-h] [-L name,family] [-p portnum] [-v verbosity] [-V]


Netserver listens for connections from a netperf benchmark, and responds accordingly. It can either be run from inetd or as a standalone daemon (with the -p flag). If run from inetd the -p option should not be used.



Use AF_INET (aka IPv4) addressing for the control and possibly data connections.


Use AF_INET6 (aka IPv6) addressing for the control and possibly data connections.


Increase the quantity of debugging output displayed during a test (possibly at the expense of performance).


Display a usage string, and exit.

-L name,family

Set the local name and/or address family for the socket used for the control connection.

-p portnum

Listen on the specified port. This is used when running as a standalone daemon.

-v verbosity

Set the verbosity level for the test.


Display the netperf version and exit.


No known bugs at this time. If you think you have found a bug, please report it to either netperf-talk@netperf.org or netperf-feedback@netperf.org.

See Also

Netperf: A Network Performance Benchmark


HP Information Networks Division - Networking Performance Team.

Rick Jones<rick.jones2@hp.com>
Karen ChoyHP IND
Dave Shield<daves@csc.liv.ac.uk>(man pages)

Others too numerous to mention here - see the AUTHORS file

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