dhcperf (Re: dhcpd stress test?

Peter Laws plaws at ou.edu
Mon May 4 21:07:55 UTC 2009

Sam Hayes Merritt, III wrote:
>> I'm curious - what do folks do for a test environment with dhcpd?  Is
>> there a good way to simulate a load of many dhcp clients on a network?
> dhcperf from Nominum.
> http://www.nominum.com/services/measurement_tools.php
> Its helped us understand our dhcp performance, we were able to tweak some 
> things and speed it up significantly.

Well, that's a fun little tool.  I've been through the man page (tho' I 
admit Mondayitis) but I don't see how you can use it to test a pool that's 
on a different subnet from the host that is running dhcperf.

Is that even possible?

Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
plaws at ou.edu
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