Building iperf3

Building iperf3, as with most tools of this type, is a fairly straightforward operation. The instructions in this section assume that the source distribution has already been unpacked.


iperf3 requires few (if any) dependencies on common operating systems. The only known prerequisites are listed here.


In many cases, iperf3 can be built and installed as follows:

./configure && make && make install

In some cases, configuration might fail. If this happens, it might help to run ./ first from the top-level directory.

By default, the libiperf library is built in both shared and static forms. Either can be suppressed by using the --disabled-shared or --disable-static configure-time options.