These programs are a "side product" of the project Faster 2000 (former Faster Pro) which concentrates on different QoS mechanisms in IP-networks. This means that these tools were designed and developed for our own purposes so the documentation is not yet complete and the operation is quite limited. On the other hand the main goal was to build flexible and very capable set of tools so if you have any wishes and/or contributions, please contact the authors. Contact information is located on the bottom of this page.
The operation and configuration might look similar to the other available traffic generator tool called MGEN but these programs do not share any code. Actually these tools were designed and coded bacause of the accuracy limitations in the MGEN program. MGEN operates with system timers and e.g. in the Linux kernel on PC-platforms the timer resolution is only 10ms. That is pretty poor, so we decided to do our own traffic generator which hasn't got this limitation.
This set of programs is distributed under the GPL, Version 2, which is also included in the source code package (file: .../DOC/COPYING).
NEWS and VERSION HISTORY:
o Download the source code: rude-0.62.tar.gz o Unpack the packet (GNU tar): tar zxvf rude-0.62.tar.gz o Go to the programs directory: cd rude o Configure the package: ./configure --enable-wall --with-debug-lvl=3 o Compile the programs: make o Install the binaries: make install o ...and you are ready to go. The current documentation is available only in the source code subdirectory ".../DOC/". You should read it carefully before using these programs. The documentation has also some configuration tips if you have problems with the installation.
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Although this software is considered free and we can not give you any guarantees, we would like to hear from You if You find these programs useful. We are also open to any suggestions considering improvements to these programs.