General information

We provide the service iperf.linux.bfh.ch/iperf3.linux.bfh.ch for bandwidth mesurement in BFH networks.

iperf (also named as iperf2) is maintained for backwards compatibility. User are encouraged to use the current version iperf3. Please note that iperf3 is not backwards compatible with iperf.


iperf and iperf3 have a client-side utility to connect to the server. The mesurement will be automatically started and the output can be gathered in the console.

For iperf(iperf2)

iperf -c iperf.linux.bfh.ch

For iperf3

iperf3 -c iperf3.linux.bfh.ch

Our servers are running iperf/iperf3 on TCP default ports. See respective documentations/man pages for more configuration in executing tests.