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The readme of netio!

NETIO - Network Benchmark, Version 1.23
(C) 1997-2001 Kai Uwe Rommel

This is a network benchmark for, OS/2 2.x, Windows NT/2000 and Unix. It measures the net throughput of a network via NetBIOS, TCP and UDP protocols (Unix only supports TCP and UDP) using various different packet sizes.

One instance has to run on one machine as a server process, another instance is used on another machine to perform the benchmark. When executed without arguments, the program will explain its usage.

Full source code is included. For compilation, IBM VisualAge C++ for OS/2 or Windows is required, gcc can be used under Unix. Starting with version 1.17, gcc (MinGW) can be used for Windows alternatively.

Starting with version 1.20, multi threading support is required. Under Unix this has to be pthreads (tested with Linux). Therefore, DOS is no longer supported beginning with version 1.20.

A few executable files are included. The author can only build for OS/2, Windows NT/2000 and Linux. The other executable files (if any) are contributions from other people who ported the benchmark to their platform. However, those executables may be out of date now (based on earlier versions). Especially, executables of version 1.16 and newer will not communicate with versions below 1.16.

This program/these programs can be used freely for private or educational purposes. If you want to use them for commercial purposes, please contact the author. You may redistribute this software only if all files from my original distribution are included unchanged. You may only add readable documentation files, such as a BBS signature, and only if they are marked prominently as additions. If you want to include any part of the orignal distribution with other software, please contact the author before.

There is no warranty. Use this software on your own risk. Due to the complexity and variety of today's hardware and software which may be used to run these programs, I am not responsible for any damage or loss of data or hardware failures or other damage caused by correct or incorrect use of this software. It was tested very well and is expected to work correctly, but nobody can actually guarantee this under any circumstances. And because this software is essentially free (even if you register, you don't pay for using this software but for the service of getting upgrades), you get what you pay for ...

Author: Kai Uwe Rommel

             Muenchen, Germany

E-mail: rommel (at) ars.de


You need to download http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/network/netio123.zip(approve sites) for a version of netio which you can run under windows or linux x86.

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