What's New With Netperf

Checking this area from time to time will tell you what is new with the netperf benchmark. Announcements of new versions, and what has changed, as well as other interesting netperf news can be found here.


The latest stable revision of netperf2 is 2.6.0 If you prefer, you can grab the bits via subversion

June, 2012

Release 2.6.0 of netperf has shipped. Please see the Release Notes for more information

July 19, 2011

Release 2.5.0 of netperf has shipped. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

June 11, 2009

Release 2.4.5 of netperf has shipped. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

February 15, 2007

Release 2.4.3 of netperf has shipped. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

October 18, 2005

Netperf.org has moved to a new system. This has enabled a multitude of changes: A new FTP download location, subversion repository, and a new mailing list archive.

March 17, 2005 - netperf is now using a configure script, has merged IPv4 and IPv6 tests and a host of other changes. See the release notes file for more.

The netperf benchmark includes support for OpenVMS, and support for Linux sendfile().

February 14, 2003 - Netperf now includes evolving support for OpenVMS and support for the Linux flavor of sendfile(). Additionally, fixes to set SO_REUSEADDR on the netserver listen socket, fixes for IPv6, and other sundries are included.

The netperf benchmark includes the TCP_MAERTS test and IPv6

July 11, 2002 - Netperf now includes a TCP_MAERTS test that has data flowing from the netserver to the netperf - this is opposite of the classic TCP_STREAM test. In theory, IPv6 support is integrated :) Also -DUSE_KSTAT for Solaris CPU util, and -DUSE_PROC_STAT for Linux.

The netperf-talk mailing list now has an online archive

March 12, 1996 - The netperf-talk mailing list now has an online archive of discussions in netperf-talk. This archive will update in near real-time. More information can be found in the discription of the archive.

Netperf 2.1 is Released

February 15, 1995 - Thanks to the assistance of many folks on the net, revision 2.1 of netperf has released. A copy of the Release_Notes can be found in the new netperf-talk archive .



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