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collectd-tg: Traffic generator for collectd.

NAME

collectd-tg - Traffic generator for collectd.

SYNOPSIS

collectd-tg -n num_vl -H num_hosts -p num_plugins -i interval -d dest -D dport

DESCRIPTION

collectd-tg generates bogus collectd network traffic. While host, plugin and values are generated randomly, the generated traffic tries to mimic ``real'' traffic as closely as possible.

ARGUMENTS AND OPTIONS

The following options are understood by collectd-tg. The order of the arguments generally doesn't matter, as long as no argument is passed more than once.
-n num_vl
Sets the number of unique value lists (VL) to generate. Defaults to 10000.
-H num_hosts
Sets the number of unique hosts to simulate. Defaults to 1000.
-p num_plugins
Sets the number of unique plugins to simulate. Defaults to 20.
-i interval
Sets the interval in which each value list is dispatched. Defaults to 10.0 seconds.
-d dest
Sets the destination to which to send the generated network traffic. Defaults to the IPv6 multicast address, "ff18::efc0:4a42".
-D dport
Sets the destination port or service to which to send the generated network traffic. Defaults to collectd's default port, 25826.
-h
Print usage summary.

AUTHOR

Florian Forster <octo at collectd.org>

SEE ALSO

collectd(1), collectd.conf(5)