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From "Guy Ferraiolo" <guy.ferrai...@cnet.com>
Subject RE: flood: enhancement - random string substitution in URL
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 00:53:15 GMT
Ian

Thanks for the quick response.  I have a unified diff prepared, the
flood list was merged into httpd-dev the end of last year.  I'm really
glad I'm finally getting to do this.  Whew.

Guy  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Holsman [mailto:lists@holsman.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 8:40 PM
> To: dev@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: flood: enhancement - random string substitution in URL
> 
> Hi Guy.
> 
> unified diff format is preferred. you can email it to the list, or  
> put it in a bug (or both)
> 
> I'm not sure, but I think flood is maintained on a different list..  
> (it's been a while)
> 
> --Ian
> On 05/10/2006, at 10:24 AM, Guy Ferraiolo wrote:
> 
> > Folks
> >
> > I've developed some additional functionality for flood: random text
> > substitution in the URL.  It has been in use here for several  
> > years.  I
> > think this is a very useful addition and I'd like to see it become  
> > part
> > of flood.
> >
> > The feature works in this way: the URL contains a string of the form
> > '${subst_var}'.  On each generation of a URL, that entire string is
> > replaced by a line randomly chosen from the so-called substitution  
> > file.
> > This file consists of Unix text delimited by newlines.  The  
> > substitution
> > file is paired with the substitution variable (in this case 
> subst_var)
> > via a subst_list xml construct in the flood config file.  
> An arbitrary
> > number of variable - file pairings can be defined in the 
> config file.
> > Additionally, this functionality can substitute text in all 
> or part of
> > the POST payload.  In that case the metasymbol '\r' will be  
> > replaced by
> > newline (\012).
> >
> > 3 things are necessary for the feature to work:
> > 1.	You must use a 'requesttemplate' to hold your URL
> > 2.	You must supply a 'subst_list' xml construct in your flood
> > config file.
> > 3.	You must supply a 'substitution file' containing the lines that
> > will be randomly substituted.
> >
> > I can provide much more documentation about the feature and 
> advice on
> > its effective use.
> >
> > A patch is ready, including a revised version of flood.dtd.
> >
> > How can I submit this?
> >
> > Guy
> >
> > PS - The original flood.dtd does not serve to validate because it
> > contains the line:
> > <?xml version="1.0" ?>.  That problem has been fixed.  There is  
> > also no
> > mention of the 'configversion' attribute which the code 
> expects.  That
> > has not been fixed.
> >
> >  --
> > Guy Ferraiolo					
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