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LANforge-FIRE Cookbook

The LANforge-FIRE Cookbook provides a set of high-level examples of how to setup useful test scenarios in LANforge-FIRE for traffic generation. Each example intends to give the reader a brief introduction to the test scenario and a set of step-by-step instructions on how to use the LANforge-GUI to configure the test.

All of the following examples will work on Linux systems running the LANforge software with the LANforge kernel and a sufficient license. If you are running another Linux kernel, you will not be able to exactly duplicate some of the examples, but there are usually work-arounds available to assist you. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

If you are using the Windows version of LANforge, you will have to modify ports using the Windows utilities.

LANforge-FIRE Traffic Generation

Before attempting the examples below, ensure that you have successfully followed these software installation guides:

It is also recommended that you back up your current running LANforge Server database so that you may safely return to your current operating state.

Quick Examples

LANforge-FIRE Detailed Cookbook Examples

  1. Chamber View: Dataplane test on 10G switched network[pdf][share]
  2. Switched Network Testing[pdf][share]
  3. Routed Network Testing[pdf][share]
  4. Firewall Testing[pdf][share]
  5. Webserver Testing[pdf][share]
  6. Introduction to Layer 4-7 Traffic[pdf][share]
  7. Scripted Cable Modem Testing[pdf][share]
  8. DSLAM Testing[pdf][share]
  9. VoIP Testing[pdf][share]
  10. Armageddon Testing (Accelerated UDP testing)[pdf][share]
  11. Armageddon Testing with Random MAC Addresses[pdf][share]
  12. Scripted Layer-3 Test (RFC-2544)[pdf][share]
  13. Scripted Armageddon Test (RFC-2544)[pdf][share]
  14. 5000 TCP Connections on unique IP addresses[pdf][share]
  15. Multiple Thousands of TCP Connections[pdf][share]
  16. Multiple Thousands of UDP Connections[pdf][share]
  17. Fire Chili[pdf][share]
  18. Layer-3 UDP Traffic Generator[pdf][share]
  19. Armageddon Random MAC Generation[pdf][share]
  20. Dual Windows Host Layer 3 Testing[pdf][share]
  21. File IO Endpoint Testing[pdf][share]
  22. Providing HTTP service on a Port[pdf][share]
  23. Generating FTP Traffic Between Two Physical Ports[pdf][share]
  24. Table Report Builder[pdf][share]
  25. Displaying Sequence Gaps[pdf][share]
  26. Scalability Testing with NFS File-IO[pdf][share]
  27. Using the Port Monitor[pdf][share]
  28. Create Test Scripts With the Realm Class[pdf][share]
  29. Create Layer 4 Test Scripts With Python[pdf][share]
  30. Create Generic Test Scripts With Python[pdf][share]
  31. Layer 4 Upload Test[pdf][share]

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