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thanks for the pointer.
Unfortunately I'd like something as simple as a single .lua file with
no external dependencies if not for LuaSocket ones.
it doesn't have to be as extensible or re-usable as luvit seems to be.


On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Tim Caswell <> wrote:
> Not sure if you're willing to use it, but luvit has great network primitives
> for this kind of work.  It can do parallel requests fairly efficiently.  It
> is still rather alpha and diverges from normal lua a little.
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 6:54 AM, Valerio Schiavoni
> <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> i was wondering if it is already available a pure-lua solution to
>> perform simple network benchmarking.
>> In particular, something in the spirit of the well-known iperf tool
>> ( , to test the bandwidith between two
>> machines over tcp or udp.
>> I did a simpler version of such tool for tcp only, but it's coupled
>> with an external tool, whereas an implementation that depends only on
>> LuaSocket
>> would be advisable.
>> So, before I reinvent the wheel...
>> Thanks,
>> Valerio