Bug 140783 - No ttcp in RHEL4.
No ttcp in RHEL4.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: net-tools (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Ben Levenson
: FutureFeature, Reopened
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Reported: 2004-11-24 16:26 EST by Carl Speare
Modified: 2008-08-27 05:12 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Carl Speare 2004-11-24 16:26:37 EST
Description of problem:
There is no ttcp in RHEL4. This utility provides excellent 
capabilities for testing network problems and enchancements. 
It would be a great addition.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qipl on 'net-tools-1.60-36.x86_64.rpm'.
2. rpm -qipl on all RPMS, looking for 'ttcp' anywhere.
3. Nothing is found.
Actual results:
As above.

Expected results:
Would be nice to have /usr/sbin/ttcp.

Additional info:
Many enhanced versions exist besides the SGI version listed. I would 
suspect that a tool like this would be desirable in all 
distributions, include enterprise. (I have not checked if this exists 
in FC3, but I would expect it to be there at a minimum.)
Comment 1 Carl Speare 2004-11-24 17:49:56 EST
Instead of ttcp, we might consider iperf:


Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-12-02 16:51:48 EST
Internal RFE bug #141682 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 3 Carl Speare 2005-08-12 14:09:41 EDT
Since I cannot access bug 141682 (internal only), is there any chance this case 
has been forgotten?
Comment 4 Suzanne Hillman 2005-08-24 13:03:56 EDT
This is unlikely to have been forgotten. However, if this is something for which
you have urgency, I would suggest talking to our support people, either by
calling 888-GO-REDHAT, or by logging in to http://www.redhat.com/support.
Comment 5 Carl Speare 2005-08-24 13:26:33 EDT
No urgency, thanks for the update!
Comment 6 Carl Speare 2007-03-28 20:32:39 EDT
It's been well over a year, and RHEL 4 update 4 doesn't contain ttcp or iperf.
Any chance it got considered for RHEL 5?
Comment 7 Carl Speare 2007-06-11 10:59:49 EDT
Now that RHEL 5 is out, should I be looking to see if iperf or ttcp is there?
Comment 8 Daniel Riek 2008-08-26 08:32:24 EDT
iperf is available from the EPEL repository for RHEL5, provided by the Fedora community. This means it is available, unsupported from Red Hat though. 

Generally I think that is sufficient for such a tool, but I would be interested in an RFE against RHEL6 with use-cases for these tools.
Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-08-26 08:40:21 EDT
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.
Comment 11 Carl Speare 2008-08-26 12:55:57 EDT
Consider this an appeal. Tell me how I should generate an RFE and I will do so.

Alternatively, tell me what tool I should use to test TCP and UDP throughput. iperf is widely used for that purpose, and replaces ttcp. If there is a suggested alternative, I'm happy to hear it.
Comment 12 Zdenek Prikryl 2008-08-27 05:12:09 EDT
Fill up the new bug against RHEL6, component "distribution". Add the prefix "[REF]" to the bug name.

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