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iperf3 is a command line tool commonly used for measuring network performance by generating TCP and UDP data streams. It is the successor to iperf and iperf2.

  1. Developed by the Internet2 Consortium, iperf3 offers a more modern and enhanced version of the original iperf tool.
  2. It is available for various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, macOS, and FreeBSD.
  3. iperf3 supports both client and server modes, allowing users to test network performance between two machines.
  4. The tool provides reliable measurements of network bandwidth, throughput, packet loss, latency, and jitter.
  5. It utilizes a client-server architecture, with the server sending data to the client, which then measures and reports the network performance metrics.
  6. iperf3 allows the user to specify various parameters, including the duration of the test, amount of data transferred, and the TCP/UDP settings.
  7. The tool supports IPv4 and IPv6, enabling network performance testing on different types of networks.
  8. It can simulate real-world network conditions by adjusting parameters such as the bandwidth, delay, and packet loss rate.
  9. iperf3 provides extensive reporting in various formats for easy interpretation and analysis of the test results.
  10. It is widely used by network administrators, system engineers, and researchers to evaluate, troubleshoot, and optimize network performance.

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