How To Install NPtcp on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install NPtcp on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update NPtcp as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install netpipe-tcp
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install netpipe-tcp

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is NPtcp and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install NPtcp on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install NPtcp on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install NPtcp using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install netpipe-tcp

Install NPtcp on CentOS 8 using yum

Because NPtcp is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install NPtcp package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install netpipe-tcp

How to upgrade (update) a single package NPtcp using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like NPtcp in this example you should use the following command:

yum update netpipe-tcp

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade netpipe-tcp

How to Upgrade NPtcp on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update netpipe-tcp

How To remove NPtcp from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the NPtcp package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove netpipe-tcp

Extra info and code examples

NetPIPE is a protocol independent performance tool that encapsulates the best of ttcp and netperf and visually represents the network performance under a variety of conditions. By taking the end-to-end application view of a network, NetPIPE clearly shows the overhead associated with different protocol layers. NetPIPE answers such questions as: how soon will a given data block of size k arrive at its destination? Which network and protocol will transmit size k blocks the fastest? What is a given network's effective maximum throughput and saturation level? Does there exist a block size k for which the throughput is maximized? How much communication overhead is due to the network communication protocol layer(s)? How quickly will a small (< 1 kbyte) control message arrive, and which network and protocol are best for this purpose? This package uses a raw TCP protocol to measure network performance.

  • Maintainer: Camm Maguire
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You now have a full guide on how to install NPtcp using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the NPtcp from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install NPtcp on Debian 11

How To Install NPtcp on CentOS 8

How To Install NPtcp on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install NPtcp on Fedora 34

How To Install NPtcp on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install NPtcp on Kali Linux