Re: Proxy benchmark/tester

From: Dancer <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:34:45 +1000

Alex Rousskov wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > I think the main problem is time. I am spending most of my free time on
> > finding the bugs in [Squid]
> > ...
> > what the development needs right now is some people that seriously
> > and systematically tests Squid. Not that much as a general proxy server,
> > but how it behaves in strange situations.
> Just want to test the following idea that may help with this and quite a
> few other things:
> How about creating a proxy meter/tester/benchmark? We could create a nice
> package that spawns several "virtual" clients and servers and stresses a
> given proxy using real (from access logs) and/or generated requests.
> Clients and servers could use several hosts to be able to saturate a
> proxy. For various purposes, we can have different types of clients and
> servers. Each type is responsible for simulating a particular "situation".

> [clip]

> Without going into numerous obvious details, how important/useful/urgent
> the development of such a test suite is?

I would say that it's important, useful and steadily becoming more urgent :)


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