Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140783
No ttcp in RHEL4.
Last modified: 2008-08-27 05:12:09 EDT
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):
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.
Would be nice to have /usr/sbin/ttcp.
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.)
Instead of ttcp, we might consider iperf:
Internal RFE bug #141682 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Since I cannot access bug 141682 (internal only), is there any chance this case
has been forgotten?
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.
No urgency, thanks for the update!
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?
Now that RHEL 5 is out, should I be looking to see if iperf or ttcp is there?
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.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.
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.
Fill up the new bug against RHEL6, component "distribution". Add the prefix "[REF]" to the bug name.