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LANforge-FIRE Cookbook

The LANforge-FIRE Cookbook provides a set of high-level examples of how to setup useful test scenarios in LANforge-FIRE for traffic generation. Each example intends to give the reader a brief introduction to the test scenario and a set of step-by-step instructions on how to use the LANforge-GUI to configure the test.

All of the following examples will work on Linux systems running the LANforge software with the LANforge kernel and a sufficient license. If you are running another Linux kernel, you will not be able to exactly duplicate some of the examples, but there are usually work-arounds available to assist you. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

If you are using the Windows version of LANforge, you will have to modify ports using the Windows utilities.

LANforge-FIRE Traffic Generation

Before attempting the examples below, ensure that you have successfully followed these software installation guides:

  • LANforge-GUI Installation
  • LANforge Server Installation

It is also recommended that you back up your current running LANforge Server database so that you may safely return to your current operating state.

Quick Examples

  • LANforge-FIRE Examples
  • LANforge WiFIRE Wireless Testing Examples

LANforge-FIRE Detailed Cookbook Examples

  1. Switched Network Testing
  2. Routed Network Testing
  3. Firewall Testing
  4. Webserver Testing
  5. Scripted Cable Modem Testing
  6. DSLAM Testing
  7. VoIP Testing
  8. Armageddon Testing (Accelerated UDP testing)
  9. Armageddon Testing with Random MAC Addresses
  10. Scripted Layer-3 Test (RFC-2544)
  11. Scripted Armageddon Test (RFC-2544)
  12. 5000 TCP Connections on unique IP addresses
  13. Multiple Thousands of TCP Connections
  14. Multiple Thousands of UDP Connections
  15. Layer-3 UDP Traffic Generator
  16. Armageddon Random MAC Generation
  17. Dual Windows Host Layer 3 Testing
  18. File IO Endpoint Testing
  19. Fire Chili

All cookbook examples in one page. Good for printing.