sully213 Posted January 5, 2011 Share Posted January 5, 2011 Wasn't entirely sure if I should put this in Gaming or IT, but I think this is more of an IT related question, even though it's for a LAN Party setup. So I help run a LAN Party group in Central PA called FITES. We're holding our annual large-scale LAN Party February 25-27 with 200 of our closest friends ;) Anywhoo, I run the DNS/DHCP/Internet functions of the LAN and though I've never really had any problems at our past LAN's, I've always wanted to be able to stress test my DNS and DHCP servers to see just how much load they can handle; also to compare performance running on a physical machine vs. in VMWare Server. Google has not really been my friend in this search to find a good DNS and/or DHCP stress-testing/benchmark program (in fact, finding none at all, let alone a good one), and so I turn to the community here at Hak5 to draw on your collective wisdom. What I'd like to see is a tool that can run on another system(s) on the same subnet and flood the server with DHCP requests and DNS lookups as fast as it can and then report the results when the test is complete for things like average response time, reliability in receiving response, peak and average number of requests/sec., etc. Much to my surprise, I've been unable to find anything at all. I've found plenty of tools to monitor existing or real-time traffic, but nothing to stress these systems under load. I also want to re-iterate, I am not looking for anything to stress CPU/RAM/disk, etc. like PerfMon is already capable of doing; I'd like this utility to focus on the DHCP and DNS systems running on those systems. Thanks in advance and Happy New Year! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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