[Make-wifi-fast] Fastest way to setup netperf and flent?

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Wed Sep 4 06:03:55 EDT 2019

Valent Turkovic <valent at otvorenamreza.org> writes:

> Hi all,
> what is the easiest way to get flent and netperf running?
> I'm helping one student with his paper which is comparing effect of AQM
> protocols, and I suggested that he uses flent and netperf. He contacted me
> and said that he had problems with running netperf, I tought that it was
> only his lack of linux knowledge and that I'll get him unstuck really fast.
> I'm a Fedora user and I tried all Fedora and CentOS rpm packages I found
> for netperf and all of them are missing correct compile option and give
> this error:
> ERROR: Runner TCP upload BE failed check: /usr/bin/netperf does not support
> demo mode.
> Seams that Fedora packages didn't read instructions for compiling and I'll
> contact them and let them know.
> So now I'm looking for your experience and to point me in the right
> direction. Should I try some version of Ubuntu or Arch?

The package in Debian/Ubuntu  non-free should work. Otherwise, it's
fairly straight forward to compile netperf from source. If you just
stick it in /usr/local/bin (i.e., $PATH before the system-package
version), Flent should pick it up from there...


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