Pktgen, is a software based traffic generator powered by the DPDK fast packet processing framework.
Some of the features of Pktgen are:
It is capable of generating 10Gbit wire rate traffic with 64 byte frames. It can act as a transmitter or receiver at line rate. It has a runtime environment to configure, and start and stop traffic flows. It can display real time metrics for a number of ports. It can generate packets in sequence by iterating source or destination MAC, IP addresses or ports. It can handle packets with UDP, TCP, ARP, ICMP, GRE, MPLS and Queue-in-Queue. It can be controlled remotely over a TCP connection. It is configurable via Lua and can run command scripts to set up repeatable test cases. The software is fully available under a BSD licence.
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