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From George Harley <george.c.har...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: local test server (Was: Re: [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-71) java.net.URLConnection.setUseCaches throws unspecified IllegalAccessError)
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:36:03 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> But this doesn't mean George is wrong!  Because *if* there was a
>> publically accessible Internet server that already had Apache httpd,
>> twoftpd (my favourite ftp server this week), Dante socks, etc, then
>> the scenario I like to optimise becomes possible.
> And doesn't work offline.
>>  The effort of
>> setting up one hosting server is definitely cheaper than the effort of
>> implementing stubs - I know because I set up the server George tests
>> against and it didn't take much time at all.
> Right - but how about just having it as part of the setup for test, to 
> run it locally, and then teardown at the end of testing?
>> Having one server means we wont get 1000's of users asking Apache
>> httpd, twoftpd, Dante socks configuration questions on our mailing
>> lists.  It also means we have a way to see the other half of the
>> results - that is, the server logs.  (Stubs should make this easier
>> and this cost should be considered too but if we ran the server we
>> could make this easier.)
> It also means it isn't easy for anyone to tweak it.
> [snip]
>> I think it basically comes down to whether or not we can provide a
>> central server.  I'm not sure it's a simple question but for me this
>> question is key to this issue.
>> Or perhaps I'm optimising for the wrong scenario?
> I think so.  I think we do want a simple, easy local server so people 
> that want to add new tests can (and test them before giving to us), 
> etc...
> I guess the big question is - how hard is it to run locally?  Is there 
> a list or such that defines all the things needed for http/ftp/socks?

There is a README file in the Harmony-Unit-Tests.zip archive submitted 
for HARMONY-57 that attempts to define the requirements for the 
HTTP/FTP/SOCKS servers. The file is 


Best regards,

> geir

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