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== iperf 3.4 2018-02-14 ==
* Notable user-visible changes
* The -A (set processor affinity) command-line flag is now supported
on Windows (#665).
* iperf3 now builds on systems lacking a daemon(3) library call
* A bug in time skew checking under authentication was fixed (#674).
* IPv6 flow labels now work correctly with multiple parallel streams
* The client no longer closes its control connection before sending
end-of-test statistics to the server (#677). This fixes a
regression introduced in iperf-3.2.
* Sending output to stdout now makes errors go to stderr, as per
UNIX convention (#695).
* A server side crash in verbose output with a client running
multiple parallel connections has been fixed (#686).
* The --cport option can now be specified without the --bind option.
Using the --cport option on Linux can eliminate a problem with
ephemeral port number allocation that can make multi-stream iperf3
tests perform very poorly on LAGG links. Also, the --cport option
now works on SCTP tests (#697).
* Notable developer-visible changes
* iperf3 now builds on (some) macOS systems older than 10.7 (#607).
* Some unused code and header inclusions were eliminated (#667,
#668). Also some code was cleaned up to eliminate (or at least
reduce) compiler warnings (#664, #671).
== iperf 3.3 2017-10-31 ==
* Notable user-visible changes
* iperf3 can now be built --without-openssl on systems where OpenSSL
is present (#624, #633).
* A bug with printing very large numbers has been fixed (#642).
* A bug where the server would, under certain circumstances, halt a
test after exactly fifteen seconds has been fixed (#645).
* The --tos parameter is no longer "sticky" between tests when doing
--reverse tests (#639).
* The authentication token on the server is properly reset between
tests (#650).
* A bug that could cause iperf3 to overwrite the PID file of an
already-existing iperf3 process has been fixed (#623).
* iperf3 will now ignore nonsensical TCP MSS values (from the TCP
control connection) when trying to determine a reasonable block
size for UDP tests. This condition primarily affected users on
Windows, but potentially improves robustness for all
platforms. (#659)
* Notable developer-visible changes
== iperf 3.2 2017-06-26 ==
* User-visible changes
* Authentication via a username/password mechanism, coupled with a
public-key pair, is now an optional way of limiting access to an
iperf3 server (#517).
* Ending statistics are less ambiguous for UDP and also now use
correct test durations for all protocols (#560, #238). Many fixes
have been made in statistics printing code, generally for
human-readable output (#562, #575, #252, #443, #236).
* Several problems with the -F/--file options have been fixed.
Documentation has been improved to note some ways in which this
feature might not behave as expected (#588).
* iperf3 now uses the correct "bitrate" phraseology rather than
"bandwidth" when describing measurement results. The --bandwidth
option has been renamed --bitrate, although --bandwidth is still
accepted for backwards compatibility (#583).
* Application-level bandwidth pacing (--bitrate option) is now
checked every millisecond by default, instead of of every tenth of
a second, to provide smoother traffic behavior when using
application pacing (#460). The pacing can be tuned via the use of
the --pacing-timer option (#563).
* A new --dscp option allows specifying the DSCP value to be used
for outgoing packets (#508). The TOS byte value is now printed in
the JSON output (#226).
* Congestion window data on FreeBSD is now computed correctly (#465,
#475, #338).
* The T/t suffixes for terabytes/terabits are now accepted for
quantities where suffixes are supported, such as --bandwidth
* Sanity checks for UDP send sizes have been added (#390), and
existing checks on the --window option have been improved (#557).
* The TCP rttvar value is now available in the JSON output (#534), as are
the socket buffer sizes (#558).
* Error handling and documentation have been improved for the
-f/--format options (#568).
* A new --connect-timeout option on the client allows specifying a
length of time that the client will attempt to connect to the
server, in milliseconds (#216).
* The hostname and current timestamp are no longer used in the
cookie used to associate the client and server. Instead, random
data is used. Note that iperf3 now requires the /dev/urandom
device (#582).
* Prior versions of iperf3 doing UDP tests used to overcount packet
losses in the presence of packet reordering. This has been
(partially) fixed by try to not count the sequence number gaps
resulting from out-of-order packets as actual losses (#457).
* iperf3 no longer prints results from very small intervals (10% of
the statistics reporting interval) at the end of the test run if
they contain no data. This can happen due to timing difference or
network queueing on the path between the client and server. This
is primarily a cosmetic change to prevent these fairly meaningless
intervals from showing up in the output (#278).
* Compatiblity note: Users running iperf3 3.2 or newer from the
bwctl utility will need to obtain version 1.6.3 or newer of bwctl.
Note that bwctl, a component of the perfSONAR toolkit, has been
deprecated in favor of pScheduler since the release of perfSONAR
* Developer-visible changes
* Various warnings and build fixes (#551, #564, #518, #597).
* Some improvements have been made for increased compatibility on
IRIX (#368) and with C++ (#587).
* cJSON has been updated to 1.5.2 (#573), bringing in a number of
* Some dead code has been removed.
== iperf 3.1.7 2017-03-06 ==
iperf 3.1.7 is functionally identical to iperf 3.1.6. Its only
changes consist of updated documentation files and text in the RPM
spec file.
== iperf 3.1.6 2017-02-02 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.6 describe changes, including bug
fixes and new functionality, made since iperf 3.1.5.
* User-visible changes
* Specifying --fq-rate or --no-fq-socket-pacing on a system where
these options are not supported now generate an error instead of a
warning. This change makes diagnosing issues related to pacing
more apparent.
* Fixed a bug where two recently-added diagnostic messages spammed
the JSON output on UDP tests.
== iperf 3.1.5 2017-01-12 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.5 describe changes, including bug
fixes and new functionality, made since iperf 3.1.4.
Compatibility note: Fair-queueing is now specified differently in
iperf 3.1.5 than in prior versions (which include 3.1.3 and 3.1.4).
Compatibility note: UDP tests may yield different results from all
prior versions of iperf3 (through 3.1.4) due to the new default UDP
sending size.
* User-visible changes
* The fair-queueing per-socket based pacing available on recent
Linux systems has been reimplemented with a different user
interface (#325, #467, #488). The --bandwidth command-line flag
now controls only the application-level pacing, as was the case in
iperf 3.1.2 and all earlier versions. Fair-queueing per-socket
based pacing is now controlled via a new --fq-rate command-line
flag. Note that TCP and UDP tests may use --bandwidth, --fq-rate,
both flags, or neither flag. SCTP tests currently support
--bandwidth only. The --no-fq-socket-pacing flag, which was
introduced in iperf 3.1.3, has now been deprecated, and is
equivalent to --fq-rate=0. iperf3 now reacts more gracefully if
--no-fq-socket-pacing or --fq-rate are specified on platforms that
don't support these options.
For UDP tests, note that the default --bandwidth is 1 Mbps. Using
the fair-queueing-based pacing will probably require explicitly
setting both --bandwidth and --fq-rate, preferably to the same
value. (While setting different values for --bandwidth and
--fq-rate can certainly be done, the results can range from
entertaining to perplexing.)
* iperf3 now chooses a more sane default UDP send size (#496, #498).
The former default (8KB) caused IP packet fragmentation on paths
having smaller MTUs (including any Ethernet network not configured
for jumbo frames). This could have effects ranging from increased
burstiness, to packet loss, to complete failure of the test.
iperf3 now attempts to use the MSS of the control connection to
determine a default UDP send size if no sending length was
explicitly specified with --length.
* Several checks are now made when setting the socket buffer sizes
with the -w option, to verify that the settings have been applied
correctly. The results of these checks can been seen when the
--debug flag is specified. (#356)
* A --forceflush flag has been added to flush the output stream
after every statistics reporting interval.
* Developer-visible changes
* A systemd service file has been added (#340, #430).
== iperf 3.1.4 2016-10-31 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.4 describe changes, including bug
fixes and new functionality, made since iperf 3.1.3.
* User-visible changes
* On systems that support setting the congestion control algorithm,
iperf3 now keeps track of the congestion control algorithm and
print it in the JSON output in the members sender_tcp_congestion
and receiver_tcp_congestion (issue #461). A few bugs (probably
not user-visible) with setting the congestion control algorithm
were also fixed.
* Developer-visible changes
* Fixed a buffer overflow in the cJSON library (issue #466). It is
not believed that this bug created any security vulnerabilities in
the context of iperf3.
* Travis CI builds are now enabled on this codeline (pull request #424).
* Various bug fixes (issue #459, pull request #429, issue #388).
== iperf 3.1.3 2016-06-08 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.3 describe changes, including bug
fixes and new functionality, made since iperf 3.1.2.
* Security
* Fixed a buffer overflow / heap corruption issue that could occur
if a malformed JSON string was passed on the control channel. In
theory, this vulnerability could be leveraged to create a heap
exploit. This issue, present in the cJSON library, was already
fixed upstream, so was addressed in iperf3 by importing a newer
version of cJSON (plus local ESnet modifications). Discovered and
reported by Dave McDaniel, Cisco Talos. Cross-references:
TALOS-CAN-0164, ESNET-SECADV-2016-0001, CVE-2016-4303.
* User-visible changes
* On supported platforms (recent Linux), iperf3 can use
fair-queueing-based per-socket pacing instead of its own
application-level pacing for the --bandwidth option.
Application-level pacing can be forced with the
-no-fq-socket-pacing flag.
* A bug that could show negative loss counters with --udp and --omit
has been fixed (issue #412, pull request #414).
* Error handling has been made slightly more robust. Also, the
iperf3 server will no longer exit after five consecutive errors,
but will only exit for certain types of errors that prevent it
from participating in any tests at all.
* Developer-visible changes
* Fixed the build on FreeBSD 11-CURRENT (issue #413).
* Fixed various coding errors (issue #423, issue #425).
== iperf 3.1.2 2016-02-01 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.2 describe changes, including bug
fixes and new functionality, made since iperf 3.1.1.
* User-visible changes
* Fixed a bug that caused nan values to be emitted (incorrectly)
into JSON, particularly at the end of UDP tests (issue #278).
* Fixed a bug that caused the wrong value to be printed for
out-of-order UDP packets (issue #329).
* Added a contrib/ directory containing a few submitted graphing
* Developer-visible changes
== iperf 3.1.1 2015-11-19 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1.1 describe changes and new
functionality in iperf 3.1.1, but not present in 3.1.
* User-visible changes
* Some markup fixes have been made in the manpages for Debian
compatibility (issue #291).
* A bug where the -T title option was not being output correctly
in JSON output has been fixed (issue #292).
* Argument handling for some command-line options has been improved
(issue #316).
* Developer-visible changes
* A regression with C++ compatibility in one of the iperf header
files has been fixed (issue #323).
== iperf 3.1 2015-10-16 ==
The release notes for iperf 3.1 describe changes and new
functionality in iperf 3.1, but not present in 3.0.11 or any earlier
3.0.x release.
* Selected user-visible changes
* SCTP support has been added (with the --sctp flag), on Linux,
FreeBSD, and Solaris (issue #131).
* Setting CPU affinity now works on FreeBSD.
* Selection of TCP congestion now works on FreeBSD, and is now
called --congestion (the old --linux-congestion option works
but is now deprecated).
* A new -I option for the server causes it to write a PID file,
mostly useful for daemon mode (issue #120).
* A --logfile argument can now force all output to go to a file,
rather than to a file. This is especially useful when running an
iperf3 server in daemon mode (issue #119).
* Various compatibility fixes for Android (issue #184, issue #185),
iOS (issue #288), NetBSD (issue #248), Solaris (issue #175, issue
#178, issue #180, issue #211), vxWorks (issue #268).
* A --udp-counters-64bit flag has been added to support very
long-running UDP tests, which could cause a counter to overflow
(issue #191).
* A --cport option to specify the client-side port has been added
(issue #207, issue #209, issue #239).
* Some calculation errors with the -O feature have been fixed (issue
* A potential crash in the iperf3 server has been fixed (issue #257,
issue #258).
* Many miscellaneous bug fixes.
* Selected developer-visible changes
* Consumers of libiperf can now get the JSON output for a
just-completed test (issue #147).
* Detection of various optional features has been improved to check
for the presence or absence of platform functionality, not the name
of platforms.
* Out-of-tree builds now work (issue #265).
== iperf 3.0.11 2015-01-09 ==
* User-visible changes
* Added -1 / --one-off flag, which causes the iperf3 server to
process one client connection and then exit. Intended primarily
for bwctl integration (issue #230).
* Added various minor bug fixes (issues #231, #232, #233).
* Added 30-second timeout for UDP tests if unable to establish UDP
connectivity between sender and receiver (issue #222).
== iperf 3.0.10 2014-12-16 ==
* User-visible changes
* Fixed the build on MacOS X Yosemite (issue #213).
* UDP tests now honor the -w option for setting the socket buffer
sizes (issue #219).
* Developer-visible changes
* Added an RPM spec file plus functionality to fill in the version
* Fixed potential filename collision with a system header (issue
== iperf 3.0.9 2014-10-14 ==
* User-visible changes
* Fixed a series of problems that came from attempting a UDP test
with a pathologically large block size. This put the server into
an odd state where it could not accept new client connections.
This in turn caused subsequent client connections to crash when
interrupted (issue #212).
* Developer-visible changes
* None.
== iperf 3.0.8 2014-09-30 ==
* User-visible changes
* Updated license and copyright verbage to confirm to LBNL Tech
Transfer requirements. No substantive changes; license remains
the 3-clause BSD license.
* Developer-visible changes
* None.
== iperf 3.0.7 2014-08-28 ==
* User-visible changes
* A server bug where new connections from clients could disrupt
running tests has been fixed (issue #202).
* Rates now consistently use 1000-based prefixes (K, M, G), where
sizes of objects now consistently use 1024-based prefixes (issue #173).
* UDP tests with unlimited bandwidth are now supported (issue #170).
* An interaction between the -w and -B options, which kept them from
working when used together, has been fixed (issue #193).
* Developer-visible changes
== iperf 3.0.6 2014-07-28 ==
* User-visible changes
* Several bugs that kept the -B option from working in various
circumstances have been fixed (issue #193).
* Various compatibility fixes for OpenBSD (issue #196) and
Solaris (issue #177).
* Developer-visible changes
* The {get,set}_test_bind_address API calls have been added to
expose the -B functionality to API consumers (issue #197).
== iperf 3.0.5 2014-06-16 ==
* User-visible changes
* Erroneous output when doing --json output has been fixed (this
problem was caused by an attempt to fix issue #158).
* The maximum test running time has been increased from one hour to
one day (issue #166).
* Project documentation has been moved to GitHub Pages at this URL:
* A bug that caused CPU time to be computed incorrectly on FreeBSD
has been fixed.
* A timing issue which caused measurement intervals to be wrong
with TCP tests on lossy networks has been fixed (issue #125).
* Newer versions of autoconf / automake / libtool are now used by
default (issue #161).
* JSON output now indicates whether the test was run in --reverse
mode (issue #167).
* It is now possible to get (most of) the server-side output at
the client by using the --get-server-output flag (issue #160).
* Developer-visible changes
* automake/autoconf/libtool have been updated to more recent
versions. AM_MAINTAINER_MODE is now used to avoid requiring these
tools at build-time.
== iperf 3.0.4 was not released ==
== iperf 3.0.3 2014-03-26 ==
* User-visible changes
* Due to several oversights, the source code archive for iperf 3.0.2
was distributed as an uncompressed tarball, despite having an
extension (".tar.gz") that indicated it was compressed. The
release generation procedure has been changed to avoid this
problem going forward.
* Summary structures in the JSON output are now included, even if
there is only one stream. This change makes consuming the JSON
output easier and more consistent (issue #151).
* A possible buffer overflow in iperf_error.c has been fixed (issue
* Developer-visible changes
* Example programs now build correctly, after having been broken in
the 3.0.2 release (issue #152).
== iperf 3.0.2 2014-03-10 ==
* User-visible changes
* The iperf3 project has been moved to GitHub, and various URLs in
documentation files have been changed to point there.
* iperf3 now builds on Linux systems that do not support
TCP_CONGESTION. Most notably this allows iperf3 to work on CentOS
* An abort on MacOS 10.9 has been fixed (issue #135).
* Added -I flag for the server to write a PID file, mostly useful for
daemon mode (issue #120).
* A bug that could break some TCP tests on FreeBSD has been fixed.
* TCP snd_cwnd output is now printed by default on Linux (issue #99).
* In JSON output, the --title string no longer has a colon and two
spaces appended (issue #139).
* A buffer for holding formatted numeric values is now
properly-sized so that output is not truncated (issue #142).
* Developer-visible changes
* Some memory leaks have been fixed.
* A -d flag enables debugging output.
* A .gitignore file has been added.
* libtoolize is now invoked correctly from the script.
* The test unit format can now be set from the API (issue #144).
* libiperf is now built as both shared and static libraries.
* In the JSON output, the "connection" structures are now stored as
an array in the "start" block, instead of overwriting each other.
While technically an incompatible API change, the former behavior
generated unusable JSON.
== iperf 3.0.1 2014-01-10 ==
* Added the following new flags
-D, --daemon run server as a daemon
-L, --flowlabel set IPv6 flow label (Linux only)
-C, --linux-congestion set congestion control algorithm (Linux only)
-k, --blockcount #[KMG] number of blocks (packets) to transmit
(instead of -t or -n)
* Bug fixes
== iperf 3.0-RC5 2013-11-15 ==
* Added the following new flags
-F, --file name xmit/recv the specified file
-A, --affinity n/n,m set CPU affinity (Linux only)
-J, --json output in JSON format
-Z, --zerocopy use a 'zero copy' method of sending data
-O, --omit N omit the first n seconds
-T, --title str prefix every output line with this string
* more useful information in 'verbose' mode
* Many bug fixes
== iperf 3.0b4 2010-08-02 ==
* Added support for binding to a specific interface (-B)
* Added support for IPv6 mode (-6)
* Setting TCP window size (-w) is now supported
* Updates to iperf_error
* Added new errors
* Should generate more relavent messages
* Stream list now managed by queue.h macros
* Test structures are now kept intact after a test is run (for API users)
* Improved interval timer granularity
* Support for decimal values
* Many bug fixes
== iperf 3.0b3 2010-07-23 ==
* Better error handling
* All errors now handled with iperf_error()
* All functions that can return errors return NULL or -1 on error and set i_errno appropriately
* Iperf API intruduced
* Support for adding new protocols
* Added support for callback functions
* on_connect - executes after a connection is made to the server
* on_new_stream - executes after a new stream is created
* on_test_start - executes right before the test begins
* on_test_finish - executes after the test is finished
* Added early support for verbose mode (-V)
== iperf 3.0b2 2010-07-15 ==
* UDP mode now supported
* Support for setting bandwidth (-b)
* Parallel UDP stream support
* Reverse mode UDP support
* Support for setting TCP_NODELAY (-N), disabling Nagle's Algorithm
* Support for setting TCP MSS (-M)
* Note: This feature is still in development. It is still very buggy.
== iperf 3.0b1 2010-07-08 ==
* TCP control socket now manages messages between client and server
* Dynamic server (gets test parameters from client)
* Server can now set test options dynamically without having to restart.
* Currently supported options: -l, -t, -n, -P, -R
* Future options: -u, -b, -w, -M, -N, -I, -T, -Z, -6
* Results exchange
* Client can now see server results (and vice versa)
* Reverse mode (-R)
* Server sends, client receives