TCP Throughput Testing Methodology

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Last updated 2010-05-21 (latest revision 2010-04-12)
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This memo describes a methodology for measuring sustained TCP throughput performance in an end-to-end managed network environment. This memo is intended to provide a practical approach to help users validate the TCP layer performance of a managed network, which should provide a better indication of end-user application level experience. In the methodology, various TCP and network parameters are identified that should be tested as part of the network verification at the TCP layer.


Barry Constantine (
Gilles Forget (
Loki Jorgenson (
Reinhard Schrage (

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