Abstract: To evaluate performance of different traffic generators, a comparison is required to find out most suitable traffic generator for particular application which could help researchers to evaluate a network in a better way. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of six most popular traffic generators. Traffic Generators are used to generate synthetic traffic to check network performance. Discussion on characteristics and capabilities of these tools help researchers to select particular tool for their application and also for developers to find new possibilities of development. Paper uses some prior experimental results to compare these tools on the basis of Throughput.

Keywords: Traffic Generation, Internet.