Re: Proxy benchmark/tester

From: Justin Pietsch <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 22:45:18 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

There is an interesting paper at where the authors
atempt to more correctly measure web servers. I think some of their
methods would directly apply to attempting to simulate client latency on a
proxy also.


On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, James R Grinter wrote:

> On Wed 10 Dec, 1997, Dancer <> wrote:
> >Alex Rousskov wrote:
> >> 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 :)
> But very difficult to get right.
> It is absolutely essential to also be able to simulate client latency (we can't
> easily simulate client broken TCP behaviour, but we'll have to live with that).
> I did find, long ago, some references to papers on a sort of network "sandbox"
> implementation, but I never found it again when I actually wanted it (I think
> it was some work at MIT, but I can't remember what papers I was reading at the
> time)
> James.
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