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Suggestion for measuring available bandwidth



Where there is a remote probe could Paessler add an option where at a specified time every day the core server generates 3MB (suggested value) of traffic to the remote probe. On completion the remote probe then generates a similar traffic back to the core and the bandwidths of both transfers be recorded?

I've read the Paessler docs on why recording available bandwidth is difficult etc but this seemed like a viable option?



bandwidth monitor probe

Created on Oct 17, 2012 2:04:44 PM

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you could do this yourself with a Custom Sensor that copies/downloads a certain file. Or even with the QoS-Sensor where you can set the number of packets and their size.

best regards.

Created on Oct 17, 2012 5:09:19 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




You can try to set this up with Custom Sensor PTF.Readfile

This sensor reads a file (from a remote location) into memory and returns the number of bytes/sec

The following parameters are supported:

-f=file [-u=username] [-p=password]

-f=     The file to read.
-u=     Optional domain\user to read the file.
-p=     Optional password or passhash * to read the file.

The Custom Sensor can be downloaded from this page.


Created on Oct 18, 2012 7:09:44 AM



Thank you both for your suggestions....I'll have a go :)

Created on Oct 22, 2012 1:17:37 PM

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