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NETBENCH(TM) 2.10 README.TXT

This is the README.TXT file for NetBench 2.10. It contains the
NetBench license agreement, installation instructions, and important
notes about NetBench. Before you run NetBench, you must first read
and agree to the license agreement.

LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR ZIFF-DAVIS' NETBENCH(TM) 2.1

READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE EMBODIED
IN THE NETBENCH(TM) 2.1 DISKETTE (OR, IF DOWNLOADED, IN THE
DOWNLOADED FILE(S)). Embodied in the NetBench 2.1 diskette
("diskette") (or, if downloaded, in the downloaded file(s)) is
the NetBench 2.1 computer program and related documentation (the
"Software"). Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, L.P., having a place
of business at One Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ("Ziff")
is the licensor under this Agreement and you are the licensee.
By using the Software, in whole or in part, you agree to be bound
by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms
of this Agreement, promptly return the Software (or, if
downloaded, delete the Software) to the Ziff-Davis Benchmark
Operation at One Copley Parkway, Suite 510, Morrisville, North
Carolina 27560. Title to the Software and all copyrights, trade
secrets and other proprietary rights therein are owned by Ziff.
All rights therein, except those expressly granted to you in this
Agreement, are reserved by Ziff.

1.Limited License

This Agreement grants you only limited rights to use the
Software. Ziff grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable
license to use the Software on a file server networked with
multiple PC computers for the sole purpose of conducting
benchmark tests to measure the performance of computer hardware
and operating system configurations. You have the right to make
a single copy of the Software for archival purposes and the right
to transfer a copy of the Software across a network only to the
PC computers attached to the network.

You may not publish or distribute benchmark test results obtained
by you from your use of the Software without prior written
permission from Ziff-Davis. For such permission, contact the
Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation at the above address.

This Agreement and your rights hereunder shall automatically
terminate if you fail to comply with any provision of this
Agreement. Upon such termination, you agree to cease all use of
the Software, to delete the Software and to destroy all copies of
the diskette and other materials contained in this package in
your possession or under your control, or, if downloaded, to
destroy any and all copies of the Software in your possession or
under your control.

2.Additional Restrictions

A.You shall not (and shall not permit other persons or
entities to) rent, lease, sell, sublicense, assign, or otherwise
transfer the Software or this Agreement. Any attempt to do so
shall be void and of no effect.

B. You shall not (and shall not permit other persons or
entities to) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, merge,
modify, include in other software or translate the Software, or
use the Software for any commercial purposes, except for the
publication or distribution of test results with Ziff's prior
written permission, as provided above.

C.You shall not (and shall not permit other persons or
entities to) remove or obscure Ziff's copyright, trademark or
other proprietary notices or legends from any of the materials
contained in this package or downloaded.

3.Limited Warranty and Limited Liability

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE
IS ASSUMED BY YOU, AND ZIFF ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE
ACCURACY OR APPLICATION OF OR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE
SOFTWARE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ZIFF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ZIFF HAS
BEEN ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING. ZIFF
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES OR COSTS, ARISING OUT
OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF
THE SOFTWARE, LOSS OF DATA OR EQUIPMENT, THE COSTS OF RECOVERING
SOFTWARE, DATA OR EQUIPMENT, THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SOFTWARE OR
DATA, CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER SIMILAR COSTS.

THE ONLY WARRANTY MADE BY ZIFF IS THAT THE ORIGINAL PHYSICAL
MEDIA IN WHICH THE SOFTWARE IS EMBODIED AND WHICH IS DISTRIBUTED
BY ZIFF SHALL BE FREE OF DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP.
ZIFF'S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND THE USER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL PHYSICAL MEDIA IF
DEFECTIVE. THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED. NO ZIFF AGENT OR EMPLOYEE, OR THIRD PARTY, IS
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATION OR ADDITION TO THIS WARRANTY.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.

4.U.S. Government Restricted Rights.

The Software is licensed subject to RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use,
duplication or disclosure by the Government or any person or
entity acting on its behalf is subject to restrictions as set
forth in subdivision (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data
and Computer Software Clause at DFARS (48 CFR 252.227-7013) for
DoD contracts, in paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial
Computer Software-Restricted Rights clause in the FAR (48 CFR
52.227-19) for civilian agencies, on in other comparable agency
clauses. The contractor/manufacturer is the Ziff-Davis Benchmark
Operation, One Copley Parkway, Suite 510, Morrisville, North
Carolina 27560.

5.General Provisions

Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of Ziff's rights
under U.S copyright laws or any other Federal, state, local or
foreign law. You are responsible for installation, management,
and operation of the Software. This Agreement shall be
construed, interpreted and governed under New York law. If any
provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent
jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the
remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


NETBENCH INSTALLATION

This section talks about how you can install and start using
NetBench. It includes information on installing NetBench on a
PC and on a network server. Refer to the NetBench manual for
more complete information.

Installing on a PC

This section provides instructions for installing NetBench on
a PC in order become familiar with the tool. Network testing
cannot be accomplished using the PC installation procedure.

Load the NetBench files in an empty directory on the PC. To
do this:

1. Create the directory on the PC. Any directory name will
work. The drive must be local with respect to the PC.
In this case we will assume the C: drive.

md fakenet

In this example we will use FAKENET.

NOTE: This directory must be empty and should only contain
files which are pertinent to Ziff-Davis' NetBench. Files
located in the directory will be overwritten if they correspond
to filenames reserved by NetBench.

2. Insert Ziff-Davis' NetBench disk into the floppy drive and
copy all NetBench files to the newly created file directory.

3. Run the NetBench License Utility.

NETBENCH / L

You are required to provide your Name and Organization under
the terms of the Licensing Agreement. Follow the directions
on the display.

4. Create a file named WS.ID with any text editor and type a
unique 3 digit numeric identifier (example: 001) at the
first position in the file (no lead spaces or line feeds),
then save the file to the C:\WS.ID local drive root
directory (Refer to: Definitions WS.ID and Test Stations in
the NetBench documentation). The purpose of the file is
to identify the test station with a unique 3 digit numeric
identifier. NetBench requires this file be located on
the C:\ drive root directory of each test station.

5. Once NetBench is installed it is best to:
A) Determine which NetBench test to run (NIC Throughput or
I/O Throughput)

B) Read the corresponding section in this guide about
the test.

C) If you were actually using the network for testing,
you would normally make specific adjustments to the
test network at this point in time. Because you have
installed NetBench on your local drive, NetBench results
are "simulated" and no network adjustments are required.

D) Go to the Running NetBench section to learn how to use
the menus and configure NetBench parameters for the test.
It would be useful to "play" with the test parameters
in order to become familiar with them.

E) Configure the NetBench parameters

F) Run the test.


Installing NetBench on a Network Server

WARNING
The user is cautioned against running these tests on a "live"
production network. NetBench is designed to exercise the
network in various ways. Running NetBench should be done in
isolation when other user activity on the network is non-existent.

Load all the NetBench diskette files onto the server such that
the program can run off a common logical drive with the other
test stations on the network. To do this :

1. Log into the server from your workstation over your LAN
connection.

2. Create a default directory on the server. This directory
will be accessed by all the test stations as a common
workspace from which they will read and write. Any directory
name will work. In this example we will use NETBENCH.
Warning: This directory must be empty and should only
contain files which are pertinent to Ziff-Davis' NetBench.
Other files may be overwritten if they are contained in
this directory.

J: {substitute your Network drive name for J in all cases}
MD J:\NETBENCH
CD J:\NETBENCH

3. Install the NetBench programs. Insert Ziff-Davis' NetBench
disk into the floppy drive and copy the floppy files to
the server directory you have designated.

4. Run the NetBench License Utility.

CD \NETBENCH
NETBENCH / L

You are required to provide your Name and Organization
under the terms of the Licensing Agreement. Follow the
directions on the display.

5. At each Test station: Create a file named WS.ID with
any text editor and type a unique 3 digit numeric
identifier (example: 001) at the first position in the
file (no lead spaces or line feeds), then save the file
to the C:\WS.ID local drive root directory (Refer to:
Definitions WS.ID and Test Stations in the NetBench
documentation). The purpose of the file is to identify
each test station in the network with a unique 3 digit
numeric identifier. A sequential scheme is suggested
for convenience (example: 001, 002, 003). NetBench
requires this file be located on the C:\ drive root
directory of each test station.

6. Set the login sequence on each test station to execute
NetBench on startup. Modify AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS
so that the test stations will boot and automatically start
up NetBench for the current test run. Automatic boot up is
not required, but suggested for convenience. It also
prevents other software interfering with the performance
tests.

7. Prevent any non-test stations from interfering with the
network. Warning: Do not run these tests from the same
network that other users are accessing since it will
interfere with both the NetBench testing and the user.
Any non-test stations may remain physically connected to
the network but must be logged off the network server.

8. Ensure that the file server and network LAN is properly
configured for the test. This includes:

* LAN server network interface card.
* All connectivity and cabling.
* Software drivers on LAN server and test stations.
* Operating system parameters which might affect the
test (Disk caching, memory, maximum packet size,
minimum packet size).

NetBench is now installed.


IMPORTANT NETBENCH NOTES

The following list provides information you need to know BEFORE you
run NetBench. Read these notes before running NetBench.

====================================================================
WARNING
The user is cautioned against running these tests on a "live"
production network. NetBench is designed to exercise the
network in various ways. Running NetBench should be done in
isolation when other user activity on the network is non-
existent. Results would be meaningless if the network were
active with user tasks.
====================================================================

1. You must read and agree to the license information listed
above before you run NetBench for the first time. The same
information appears on your PC's screen when you first run
NetBench and in the front of the NetBench manual. If you do
not agree to the licensing information, remove NetBench from
your PC and return the diskette and all accompanying materials
(including any documentation) to ZDBOp at the address listed
in the license agreement (or, if you downloaded NetBench, delete
NetBench from your PC).

2. Netbench requires at least 420kb of conventional memory on
each test station to operate successfully.

3. Prevent any non-test stations from interfering with the
network. Warning: Do not run these tests from the same
network that other users are accessing since it will
interfere with both the NetBench testing and the user. Any
non-test stations may remain physically connected to the
network but must be logged off the network server.

4. Ensure that the file server and network LAN is properly
configured for the test. This includes:
LAN server network interface card.
All connectivity and Cabling.
Software drivers on LAN server and test stations.
Operating system parameters which might affect the test
(Disk caching, memory, maximum packet size, minimum packet
size).

5. The CPU Throughput test has been removed from NetBench 2.10.

6. NetBench 2.10 fixed a bug in the method the I/O Throughput
Sequential Read and Sequential Write tests wrapped
around to the beginning of the test file. As a result,
Sequential Read and Write throughput numbers will be
slightly higher when compared against previous versions
of NetBench.

7. The test files created by the NetBench 2.10 I/O Throughput
test are not typically compressible. As a result, network
operating system file compression support (for example,
Novell NetWare 4.0) should be disabled when running NetBench.


NETBENCH DOCUMENTATION

For more complete information consult the NetBench documentation
in any of the three document formats included on this diskette:
NETBENCH.DOC Word for Windows 2.0a
NETBENCH.RTF Rich Text Format
NETBENCH.TXT An ASCII file


TECHNICAL SUPPORT

If you have problems installing or running NetBench 2.10, please
contact the Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation (ZDBOp). You can contact
ZDBOp in two ways:

You can FAX your questions and comments to NetBench Technical
Support at the ZDBOp benchmark FAX number (919-380-2879).

You can mail your questions and comments to ZDBOp at the
following address:

Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation
One Copley Parkway, Suite 510
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

Attn.: NetBench Technical Support


TRADEMARKS

NetBench(TM) is a trademark of Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, L.P.
NetWare and Novell are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc.
Windows(TM) is a trademark and Microsoft(R) is a registered trademark
of Microsoft Corporation.

Copyrights

NetBench 2.10 (C)1992-1993 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, L.P.
All rights reserved.


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