[CentOS] looking for ideas about how to create a constant data stream

Sat May 30 14:06:44 UTC 2020
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On May 30, 2020, at 06:46, Anand Buddhdev <anandb at ripe.net> wrote:
> You can't read from /dev/null. You get nothing from it. You're better off using /dev/random, for example. That will give you a continuous stream of random bytes.

/dev/random will block when you run out of entropy, so you won’t get a consistent flow of data after some time.  /dev/zero should always return data, though.   It I agree it makes more sense to use iperf. 

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>