[CentOS-mirror] Good stress tester...

mirror-maintainer at mirror.averse.net mirror-maintainer at mirror.averse.net
Sat Feb 7 23:19:00 UTC 2009

On Sat, 7 Feb 2009, Kate Gerry wrote:

> I've been setting up a mirror and I would like to know if anybody has
> any good ideas on how to stress test it without being live?
> I'd like to be able to simulate a lot of requests from either one or
> multiple IPs (I know I'd have to run it on more than one system)
> Please let me know as I'm not sure if it's working correctly as of yet!

IMO, real world traffic for static files (ie, normal mirror servers) are 
unlikely to stress mirrors much. The bottleneck is likely to be available 
bandwidth, I/O, or possibly RAM/available threads/file descriptors to 
serve requests.

Unless you're just trying to see at what the limit really is at which your 
server will fail...

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